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Disciplinary actions: Real estate brokers and managing brokers

For details about many of these disciplinary actions, please see Search business and professional licenses.

August 2018

Jackie Hummel - Bonney Lake

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct - Audit irregularities with trust accounts, recordkeeping issues, and mishandles tenant security deposits.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License Revoked for a period of 10 years; and assessed a fine of $5,000 due within 90 days.

Earl Lincoln - Belfair

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct - Failure to use reasonable skill and care.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License Suspended for a period of 1 year, 60 days actual, with remaining 305 days to be stay (not imposed) for a period of 3 years; and assessed a fine of $1,500 due within 1 year.

Barbara A. Duhon - Marysville

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct - Judgment related to real estate.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License Suspended for a period of 1 year all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years.

July 2018

William Amacker - Kennewick

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct- Mishandling of property management funds while licensed in California, and failing to supervise employees.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License shall not hold trust accounts or engage in any property management activities for a period of 10 years.

Lee J Gaskill - Bonney Lake

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct - Convicted of Theft in the Second Degree and Abuse of Office.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License Revoked for a period of 10 years.

Lifen Liu - Redmond

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct - Conducted property management services outside the firm.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License Suspended for a period of 1 year all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years; and assessed a fine of $3,500 due within 1 year.

Liliana Urdahl - Kirkland

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct- Convictions of Theft.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License shall be under heightened supervision by her designated broker or branch manager until February 05, 2022; and not obtain or attempt to obtain a Multiple Listing Service key, or may not enter listed properties for a period of 2 years.

June 2018

Karen L. Fox - Vancouver

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct - Created fictitious document and forged a signature.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License Suspended for a period of 1 year, 60 days actual commence on November 1, 2018, with remaining 305 days to be stay (not imposed) for a period of 3 years; and under heightened supervision for 2 years.

May 2018

J Scott Harthorn - Fox Island

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct - Convicted of Attempted Residential Burglary.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License Revoked for a period of 10 years.

Charles A. Peterson - Renton

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct - Convicted of Residential Burglary in the Second Degree.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License Revoked for a period of 3 years.

Dorothea M. Le - Federal Way

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct - Failure to produce records related to property management and failure to cooperate with the Department.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License Revoked for a period of 10 years.

Darin L. Robertson - Issaquah

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct - Failure to cooperate with the Department.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License assessed a fine of $1,000 due within 1 year.

April 2018

Brian J. Moore - Spanaway

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct – Occupying a listed home without permission.
  • Action: Real Estate Managing Broker License Revoked for a period of 5 years; and assessed a fine of $5,000 due within 1 year.

Helen Townsend - Vancouver

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct - Misrepresentation to landlord while conducting property management.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License Suspended for a period of 1 year, 60 days actual, with remaining 305 days to be stay (not imposed) for a period of 3 years; and assessed a fine of $1,500 due within 1 year.

Benjamin Leske - Puyallup

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct - Convicted of False Statements in a Loan Application.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License Revoked for a period of 10 years.

Terral M. Russell - Pasco

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct - Failed to disclose convictions on Real Estate Broker Application.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License Suspended for a period of 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years.

February 2018

Illarion V. Krotenko — Camas

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct — Unlicensed transactions and failing to provide transaction documents to firm.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License is suspended for a period of 1 year, 90 days actual, with the remaining 9 months to be stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years; and assessed a fine of $2,500 due within 1 year.

January 2018

Jeremy McCreary — Quincy

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct — Unlicensed activity.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License is suspended for a period of 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years; assessed a fine of $500 due within 1 year; and shall complete a course in Real Estate Law.

Gregory Denning — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct — Failure to exercise reasonable skill and care. Incompetence or negligence that creates an unreasonable risk of harm or damage to another. Failure to disclose business related judgment.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License is revoked for 3 years.

December 2017

Mark Foley — Seattle

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct — Judgments related to the business of real estate. Failure to report judgments.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License is suspended for a period of 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years; and assessed a fine of $5,000 due within 1 year.

Byeloth Hermanson — Vancouver

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct — Failure to disclose material fact.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License is suspended for a period of 1 year, all stayed (not imposed) for a period of 3 years; assessed a fine of $2,500 due within 1 year.

November 2017

Barbara G. West — Mukilteo

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct — Failure to produce records related to property management.
  • Action: Real Estate Designated Broker License is revoked for 5 years.

October 2017

John Scheline — Richland

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct — Commission of an act involving moral turpitude, dishonest or corruption.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License revoked.

Silas A. Oliveto — Eatonville

  • Finding: Unprofessional Conduct — Failure to cooperate with the Department.
  • Action: Real Estate Broker License assessed a fine of $1,000 due within 1 year.

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