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

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.

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

From the Maryland Department of the Environment:

MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program serves as the coordinating agency of 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:

  • Joseph Nwoga and Susan Nwoga – 3 affected properties, $33,000 for alleged violations.
  • Bernard Austin and Constance Young – 2 affected properties, $16,500 for alleged violations.
  • George W. Johnson III and Anita Johnson – 2 affected properties, $16,500 for alleged violations.

You can read the full press release here.

MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against 18 City Property Owners for Lead Paint Violations

From the Maryland Department of the Environment:

MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program serves as the coordinating agency of 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:

  • Felicia Thomas: 2 affected properties, $15,000 for alleged violations.
  • Schaefer-Nevada, Inc.: 1 affected property, $16,500 for alleged violations.
  • Tima Hawes, Michael Brown and Black Lotus Development, Inc.: 2 affected properties, $22,000 for alleged violations.
  • Malcolm R. Hill and Jacqueline Hill: 4 affected properties, $16,500 for alleged violations.
  • Bernard Amernick: 25 affected properties, $21,500 for alleged violations.
  • James L. Davis: 2 affected properties, $22,000 for alleged violations.
  • William R. Hill: 8 affected properties, $10,300 for alleged violations.
  • Donna Sekora and Heather Sekora: 11 affected properties, The defendants agreed to a penalty of $6,000.
  • Rodwell A. Bailey: 2 affected properties, The defendant agreed to a penalty of $8,250.
  • Team Fisher Enterprises, LLC: 1 affected property, $16,500 for alleged violations.
  • Joseph Rehak: 2 affected properties, $12,500 for alleged violations.
  • Ree and Mei Investments, Inc.: 4 affected properties, $16,500 for alleged violations.
  • Kenneth Jenkins: 1 affected property, $16,500 for alleged violations.
  • Simple Life Us, Inc.: 2 affected properties, $32,000 for alleged violations.
  • William Wright, Jr.: 6 affected properties, $27,000 for alleged violations.
  • Robert A. Fisher and Team Fisher Properties, LLC: 8 affected properties, $38,500 for alleged violations.
  • Darryl A. Hill and Erica M. Hill: 2 affected properties, $21,000 for alleged violations.
  • Raymond Kozlewski and Patricia Kozlewski: 3 affected properties, $27,500 for alleged violations.

Many thanks to the MDE for their efforts towards a lead-free Baltimore.

MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against 9 City Property Owners

From the Maryland Department of the Environment:

MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program serves as the coordinating agency of 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:

  • Joseph Beran Sr. – 2 affected properties, $30,000 for alleged violations.
  • Jeffrey Smith and Christine Smith – 1 affected property, $16,500 for alleged violations.
  • Donna Sekora and Heather Sekora – 11 affected properties, $31,500 for alleged violations.
  • William Chaiffre and Norma Chaiffre – 3 affected properties, $15,000 for alleged violations.
  • Roy K. Potter – 4 affected properties, $27,500 for alleged violations.
  • Peter S. Lee and Grace Lee – 5 affected properties, $16,500 for alleged violations.
  • 2114 Lake, LLC – 2 affected properties, $15,000 for alleged violations.
  • Christopher E. Hart – 2 affected properties, $15,750 for alleged violations.
  • Byron G. Fullerton and Pamela E. Fullerton – 3 affected properties, $70,000 for alleged violations.

You can read the full MDE press release here.

MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against Seven Property Owners for Lead Paint Violations

From the Maryland Department of the Environment:

MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program serves as the coordinating agency of 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:

  • JCI-I, LLC and Susana Lan – 1 affected property, $25,000 for alleged violations.
  • Kevin Warren and Emma Warren – 1 affected property, $16,000 for alleged violations.
  • TOLUC, Inc. and Innocent E. Otugo – 7 affected properties, $15,500 for alleged violations.
  • Edward Spellen – 4 affected properties, $27,500 for alleged violations.
  • Jeffrey Severin – 1 affected property, $17,500 for alleged violations.
  • John Harris – 1 affected property, $16,000 for alleged violations.
  • Theodore Adams, Jr. – 3 affected properties, $31,500 for alleged violations.

Read the full press release, including enforcement actions across Maryland, here.

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

From the Maryland Department of the Environment:

MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program serves as the coordinating agency of 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:

  • Beverly Price-Evans: 5 affected properties, $10,500 for alleged violations.
  • Reginald Johnson and Jacqueline Johnson: 3 affected properties, $27,000 for alleged violations.
  • 2513 Loyola Southway, LLC: 1 property, $9,000 for alleged violations. (Note:  Company charter has been forfeited, is not in good standing.)
  • James Cannon: 1 affected property, The defendant agreed to a penalty of $5,000. The penalty has been paid.
  • 825 West 38th Street, LLC: 4 affected properties, The defendant agreed to a penalty of $15,000. (Registered Agent for 825 West 38th Street LLC:  Steven D Muntiz, 28 Farm Haven Court, Rockville, MD 20852)

You can read the complete press release here.

MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against 10 Baltimore City Property Owners for Lead Paint Violations

From the Maryland Department of the Environment:

MDE’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program serves as the coordinating agency of 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:

  • Hyacinth Ezeka and Roseline Ezeka: 10 affected properties – On May 18, 2012, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead laws and seeking a combined $50,000 for alleged violations.
  • Bruce A. Leventhal and Jeffrey J. Kilpatrick: 1 affected property – On May 18, 2012, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $25,000 for alleged violations.
  • MPM Properties, LLC: 6 affected properties – On May 18, 2012, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $27,500 for alleged violations. [Resident Agent for MPM Properties:  Mara Sue Link.  Company is not in good standing.]
  • 424 53rd LLC: 2 affected properties – On May 29, 2012, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $16,000 for alleged violations. [Resident Agent for 424 53rd:  Reza and Farah Maghsadi.  Company is not in good standing.]
  • EHM at Maryland Avenue, LLC: 4 affected properties – On June 8, 2012, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $15,000 for alleged violations. [Company is not registered in the state of Maryland.]
  • Katia King: 5 affected properties – On June 8, 2012, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $30,000 for alleged violations.
  • Gary R. Scott and Barbara V. Scott: 1 affected property – On June 12, 2012, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking a combined $30,000 for alleged violations.
  • Charles P. Austin, Jr.: 2 affected properties – On June 14, 2012, MDE issued an Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $27,500 for alleged violations.
  • Fidelity Real Estate Corp.: 6 affected properties – On May 30, 2012, MDE entered into a Settlement Agreement and Consent Order to resolve alleged violations of Maryland’s lead law. The defendant agreed to a penalty of $6,000.
  • James S. McCarthy & Stacey Ishman: 1 affected property – On June 1, 2012, MDE entered into a Settlement Agreement and Consent Order to resolve alleged violations of Maryland’s lead law. The defendants agreed to a penalty of $10,000.

Read the full press release here.