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MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against 16 City Property Owners for Lead Paint Violations

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May 23, 2013 by Baltimore Slumlord Watch

From the Maryland Department of the Environment:

MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program serves as the coordinating agency for statewide efforts to eliminate childhood lead poisoning. Under the 1994 “Reduction of Lead Risk in Housing Act,” MDE assures compliance with mandatory requirements for lead risk reduction in rental units built before 1950, maintains a statewide listing of registered and inspected units and provides blood lead surveillance through a registry of test results of all children tested in Maryland. Alleged violations typically involve a failure to register properties or meet lead risk reduction standards. The following actions were for properties alleged to be out of compliance with lead risk reduction standards:

  • Sindix, LLC and Multiverse Management Services, LLC – 21 affected properties – On January 17, 2013, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $25,000 for alleged violations.
  • Monopoly Corporation and Dunne Wright Services, LLC – 4 affected properties – On January 28, 2013, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $15,000 for alleged violations.
  • Joann Bolden, Lott Bolden, Harry Bolden Jr. and Denise Bolden-Coley – 1 affected property – On February 4, 2013, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law seeking $21,500 for alleged violations.
  • Abdalatti Elghannam, Gul Sher and East to West Enterprises, Inc. – 1 affected property – On February 13, 2013, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $22,000 for alleged violations.
  • Bryon Fullerton and Pamela Fullerton – 2 affected properties – On February 4, 2013, MDE entered into a Settlement Agreement and Consent Order to resolve violations of Maryland’s lead law.  The defendants agreed to a penalty of $10,500.
  • Larry Thomas and Nicole Jordan – 2 affected properties – On February 15, 2013, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $27,500 for alleged violations.
  • Suresh Hatte and Muktayi Hatte – 2 affected properties – On February 15, 2013, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $33,000 for alleged violations.
  • Leonard Harris – 3 affected properties – On February 22, 2013, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $27,500 for alleged violation.
  • Antonio Kornegay – 3 affected properties – On February 27, 2013, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $22,000 for alleged violations.
  • Mount Street Holding, LLC – 2 affected properties – On February 27, 2013, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $19,000 for alleged violations.
  • Solayide Akinlosotu – 2 affected properties – On February 27, 2013, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $23,000 for alleged violations.
  • Real Estate Management and Acquisitions, LLC – 5 affected properties – On February 27, 2013, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $16,500 for alleged violations.
  • Freed Nassor Hayatt – 9 affected properties – On February 27, 2013, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $44,000 for alleged violations.
  • Carlo J. McDuffie and Thomasine E. McDuffie – 5 affected properties – On February 27, 2013, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $35,000 for alleged violations.
  • Cesare Vaughan – 4 affected properties – On March 7, 2013, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $22,000 for alleged violations.
  • Stephen Hill – 1 affected property – On March 15, 2013, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $7,750 for alleged violations.

You can read the full press release here.

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One thought on “MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against 16 City Property Owners for Lead Paint Violations

  1. No More Scams says:

    The state needs to look into Multiverse Management even more. One of the owners and the attorney for them James Holderness was shut down by the FTC in 2010 for running a mortgage relief scam in which homeowners were taken for 45 Million. He needs to be disbarred. Most of the houses they have they don’t even hold deeds on. They list houses that they don’t own or have any deed to and sell them for money just because the owner can’t be found at the moment.

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