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State Electrical Board Announces Enforcement Action Against Medfield Contractor

The Board of State Examiners of Electricians entered into a consent agreement with Doug Masters under which he agreed to pay a $1,000 fine.

 

According to a press release received from the Massachusetts Electrical Board on Tuesday (see attached), the Board of State Examiners of Electricians has announced enforcement actions against several entities doing business in Massachusetts including Doug Masters in Medfield. 

Douglas Masters, Medfield, MA: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Masters, under which he agreed to pay a $1,000 fine. The agreement resolved allegations that Masters placed an advertisement to perform electrical work, despite not being a licensed electrician.

Other enforcement actions include:  

Brett J. Abraham, Millbury, MA: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Abraham resolving allegations that he was conducting business under a name not listed on his license.  A review by the Board found that Abraham was operating a business under the name “Abraham Electric Ltd.,” but failed to register the business with the Board and did not list it on his license. Under the terms of the agreement, Abraham agreed to pay a $100 fine. 

Lowell S. Crabtree, Manchester, NH:  The Board entered a Final Decision revoking Crabtree’s license to practice as a journeyman electrician in Massachusetts. The Board found that Crabtree performed electrical work for more than two years after the expiration of his license and that he failed to notify the Board of a change of address.  Following multiple attempts to contact Crabtree with no written response, the Board revoked his license.

Alberto E. Fusco, Waltham, MA: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Fusco, resolving allegations that he was conducting business under a name not listed on his license. A review by the Board found that Fusco was conducting business under the name “Fusco Electric” despite not being licensed as a Master Electrician.  Fusco also failed to register the business with the Board.  Under the terms of the agreement, Fusco agreed to pay a $100 fine. 

Edward Griffin Jr., Revere, MA:  The Board secured the voluntary and permanent surrender of Griffin’s license to practice as an electrician in Massachusetts. The surrender resolves an allegation that Griffin was convicted of an offense which reasonably relates to the profession and that he failed to notify the Board of the conviction.

John Linhares and Linhares Utilities LLC, Dennis, MA: The Board entered into consent agreements with Linhares, a Massachusetts electrician, and Linhares Utilities LLC, a Massachusetts Limited Liability Company (LLC). The agreement resolved allegations that Linhares conducted business in a name other than the business name printed on his license, and that the business, Linhares Utilities LLC, was operating as an unlicensed electrical business.  Under the terms of the agreements, Linhares was fined $100 and Linhares Utilities LLC was fined $1,000.

James Manning, Teaticket, MA: The Board entered into a Final Decision against Manning resolving allegations that he engaged in the unlicensed practice of electrical work. A review by the Board found that Manning conducted extensive electrical work at a site in Mashpee, despite never having been licensed as an electrician.  The Board also found that Manning failed to notify the local inspector of wires regarding the work being conducted at the site and also failed to have the work inspected within five days of its completion. Following multiple attempts to contact him regarding the allegations, the Board assessed a $1,000 fine against Manning. 

Joseph Mastrullo Jr., Lynn, MA:  The Board and Mastrullo entered into a consent agreement whereby Mastrullo paid a $200 fine. The agreement resolved allegations that Mastrullo let his license lapse but attempted to perform electrical work at a home in Billerica. 

Christopher A. McDonough, Acton, MA: The Board entered into a consent agreement with McDonough resolving allegations that he engaged in the unlicensed practice of electrical work. An investigation by the Board found that McDonough performed electrical work following the expiration of his license, and that he was advertising and engaging in the practice of electrical work under an unlicensed business name “CAM Electric.” In addition, the Board also found that McDonough failed to properly obtain a permit for a job in Littleton. Under the terms of the agreement, McDonough paid a $1,200 fine. 

Christopher C. Pratt, Manchester, NH: The Board entered into a consent agreement with Pratt, resolving allegations that he continued to engage in the practice of electrical work following the expiration of his license.  In addition, the Board found that he failed to notify the Board of a change in address as required by regulation. Under the terms of the agreement, Pratt paid a $1,100 fine. 

Delroy A. Whyte, Mattapan, MA:  The Board entered into a consent agreement with Whyte, resolving allegations that he failed to notify the local inspector of wires in writing of a request for a final inspection of electrical work he performed in Brockton. Under the terms of the agreement, Whyte agreed to pay a $100 fine. 

About the Board

The primary mission of the Board of State Examiners of Electricians is to protect the citizens of Massachusetts by establishing minimum standards for persons performing electrical installations.  The Board licenses approximately 34,238 individuals in the electrical profession, including master electricians, journeyman electricians, systems contractors and systems technicians. The Board also assists local wiring inspectors in mediating code disputes with licensees. 

About the Division of Professional Licensure

The Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) is a regulatory agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The agency is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and the integrity of the licensing process for approximately 365,000 licensees in trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration. Effective August 1, 2012, DPL also licenses and regulates private occupational schools.   

Consumers are urged to visit the DPL’s web site at www.mass.gov/dpl and select the “Check a Professional’s License” link to determine whether a professional with whom they may do business is licensed and in good standing.  Follow DPL on Twitter @MassDPL.

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