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.