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Case No. 2013000391

Licensee was charged with negligence in the practice of engineering, a violation of Section 455.227(1)(c), and Section 471.033(1)(d), Florida Statutes. Licensee entered a plea of guilty to criminal charges relating to fraud and civil theft from Licensee’s employer – a contractor. Since the criminal actions occurred while performing services which, when performed by a PE, involved the use of engineering skills and the actions showed a lack of good moral character, the facts underlying the guilty plea involved the practice of and ability to practice engineering.

Ruling: Pursuant to Settlement Stipulation, the Board imposed a Fine of $1,000, Costs of $159, a Reprimand, One Year Suspension (this Suspension is STAYED and will not take effect so long as Licensee is not convicted of any crimes for a period of five years), Two years’ Probation which includes completion of the Study Guide, and a Board Approved course in Advanced Engineering Professionalism and Ethics, and Appearance before the Board to discuss how the situation occurred, what improvements and quality control measure he plans to implement to improve his work product, and how he intends to prevent the circumstances from occurring in the future. Final Order was issued on April 15, 2014.

Violation: Section 455.227(1)(c), and Section 471.033(1)(d), Florida Statutes