Agent who failed to report convictions 3 years ago can’t renew license

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If somebody fails to report a criminal conviction to their real estate licensing board, chances are the board is going to think twice about renewing their real estate license.

Such was the fate of Kathleen J. Morris, of Truro, Mass., one of 11 real estate brokers and agents subjected to enforcement actions this month by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons.

Morris, a former bank executive who was sentenced to a year in jail after  pleading guilty in 2010 to larceny, embezzlement and forgery, failed to report those convictions, the board said in revoking her right to renew her real estate salesperson’s license.

A blog associated with Morris’ Active Rain profile indicates that a link to a now-defunct website, capecodpropertiesnow.com, was added in August.

Then there’s the case of Lynn Strazzere, an agent with Century 21 North Shore in Reading, Mass., who allegedly pled guilty “to one count of using a telephone for gaming purposes and one count of conspiracy in Essex Superior Court,” and failed to report those criminal convictions to the board within 30 days. Strazzere and the board agreed to a 60-day license suspension. Source: mass.gov

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