MDE Issues Enforcement Actions Against 37 Baltimore City Property Owners for Lead Paint Violations

From the press release 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:

  • Eva E. Sherman Hejazi – 1 affected property – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $16,000 for alleged violations.
  • Fausto Richard Pannoni and Gregory Andrew Pannoni – 3 affected properties – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $44,000 for alleged violations.
  • Amadou Diallo – 6 affected properties – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $33,000 for alleged violations.
  • HMJ 1411 Division, LLC – 1 affected property – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $15,000 for alleged violations.
  • Edward Vaughn and Irene Vaughn – 4 affected properties – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $27,500 for alleged violations.
  • Patterson Park I, LLC – 4 affected properties – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $27,500 for alleged violations.
  • Hiram Holton – 2 affected properties – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $44,000 for alleged violations.
  • Mary R. White – 1 affected property – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $26,500 for alleged violations.
  • Charles David Duckett – 1 affected property – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $27,500 for alleged violations.
  • Shokrollah Afah and Jakline Afrah – 4 affected properties – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $16,500 for alleged violations.
  • Patterson Park IV, LLC – 1 affected property – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $22,000 for alleged violations.
  • Richard Dunn – 9 affected properties – 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.
  • Ambrose A. Wright and Rossana M. Wright – 5 affected properties – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $44,000 for alleged violations.
  • Leona Z. Martin and Carol Z. Swope – 1 affected property – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $16,500 for alleged violations.
  • Daisy M. Wallace – 7 affected properties – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $38,500 for alleged violations.
  • VG Property Management 108, LLC – 1 affected property – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $16,500 for alleged violations.
  • Subhi Badra and Badra Properties, LLC – 26 affected properties – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $50,000 for alleged violations.
  • Raydon Properties, LLC – 1 affected property – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $30,000 for alleged violations.
  • Chetan Mehta, Charlulata Mehta and Kamla, LLC – 6 affected properties – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking a combined $31,000 for alleged violations.
  • Kara Turner and Clinton Turner, Jr. – 3 affected properties – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $12,500 for alleged violations.
  • Daniel Lopez, Jr., Trustee – (Baltimore City and County):  6 affected properties – Settlement Agreement and Consent Order to resolve alleged violations of Maryland’s lead law. The defendant agreed to a penalty of $6,000.
  • Jonas Eshelman and Steven Crouch – 64 affected properties – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $50,000 for alleged violations.
  • CE Realty, LLC – 72 affected properties – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $50,000 for alleged violations.
  • Fourtweleve, LLC – 6 affected properties – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $12,000 for alleged violations.
  • Willco Management Holdings, LLC – 9 affected properties – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $22,000 for alleged violations.
  • Allen L. Johnson, Jr. – 4 affected properties – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $33,000 for alleged violations.
  • Sarah Jean Peck – 2 affected properties – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $15,000 for alleged violations.
  • Lida M. Anderson – 1 affected property – Administrative Complaint, Order and Penalty requiring compliance with Maryland’s lead law and seeking $22,000 for alleged violations.

You can read the full press release here, which includes enforcement actions in other jurisdictions.