Citations for Unlicensed Practice - Last Updated June 2007

Citations are an alternative to criminal prosecutions which the Board can use to enforce the laws prohibiting unlicensed practice of engineering or land surveying. When a fine is levied with a citation, payment of the fine represents satisfactory resolution of the matter. Summaries of the citations remain on the web site for five (5) years after the citation is final, unless further action is taken against the cited person. All citations issued by the Board are matters of public record; for copies of the actual citations on which these summaries are based or for information about any citations that might no longer be posted on the web site in accordance with the above schedule, contact the Board's Enforcement Unit at BPELSG.Enforcement.Information@dca.ca.gov.

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NOTE: Due to budgetary constraints, the Board is not able to update this page with information regarding current actions at this time. Please contact the Board's Enforcement Unit at (916) 263-2284 or BPELSG.Enforcement.Information@dca.ca.gov for current updates.

ADAME, SALVADOR (also known as SALVADOR, ADAME)

ADAME, SALVADOR (also know as SALVADOR, ADAME)
Unlicensed
Citation 5129-U
Final: March 3, 2003
Action: Order of Abatement, $1,000 fine

Investigation revealed that Salvador Adame, who is also known as Adame Salvador, violated sections 6787(a), (b), and (d) of the Business and Professions Code. The records of the Board show that Salvador Adame is not licensed by the Board as a Professional Engineer, including under his alias. Investigation revealed that Adame altered a licensed civil engineer's drawings and submitted those drawings to a building department in order to obtain a permit for the construction of a new residence. Adame was ordered to cease and desist violating the law and to pay administrative fines to the Board in an amount totaling $1,000.00.


ALEXANDER, DAVID
Unlicensed
Citation 5063-U
Final: March 30, 2001
Action: Order of Abatement, $2,500 fine

Investigation revealed that David Alexander, who is not licensed as an engineer by the State of California, had stated on an application for a job in Texas that he was a licensed mechanical engineer and listed a specific mechanical engineer's license number, which he identified as being issued by the State of California. The citation ordered Alexander to cease and desist from representing himself as a mechanical engineer licensed by the State of California, and to pay an administrative fine of $2,500.


ENGLE, NOBLE LESLIE (Click here for Accusation 529) (Click here for Criminal Action information)
Unlicensed (Civil Engineer license revoked)
Citation 5038-U
Final: May 17, 2000
Action: Order of Abatement, $2,500 fine

Noble Leslie Engle, of Red Bluff, California, was a licensed civil engineer from 1971 to 1994, when the Board revoked his license. Investigation revealed that Engle's company, Mesa Engineering, contracted to provide engineering services for construction of a dam in Tehama County. Engle was advised by the licensed civil engineer responsible for the engineering and land-surveying services provided by Engle's company that he should contract with a civil engineer to complete the project. However, the majority of the engineering work on the project was not prepared by or signed and stamped by a licensed civil engineer. Engle performed the civil engineering services thereby violating sections 6704, 6730, and 6787(a) of the Business and Professions Code. The Board ordered Engle to stop offering, providing, performing, and practicing civil engineering without legal authorization. In addition, he was ordered to pay an administrative fine of $2,500.


ESCHENBACH, MICHAEL BENSON
Unlicensed
Citation 5159-U
Final: May 7, 2004
Action: Order of Abatement; $1,500 fine

Investigation revealed that Michael Benson Eschenbach of Freestone, California, who is not licensed as an engineer by the State of California, violated Business and Professions Code sections 6787(d), (f), and (h) by affixing a stamp with his name, the restricted title "Registered Professional Engineer," and a license number which has never been issued by the Board to documents submitted to the City of Rohnert Park for plan review. Eschenbach stated he thought this would speed up the acceptance process. He also stated he was not aware it was illegal to represent himself as a professional engineer. The citation ordered Eschenbach to cease and desist from using the seal of a professional engineer, representing himself as a professional engineer, using a title which requires licensure without legal authorization, and to pay an administrative fine of $1,500. The administrative fine has been paid. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violation(s) charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


FIJOLEK, GERALD E.
Unlicensed
Citation 5179-U
Final: December 22, 2005
Action: Order of Abatement, $250 Fine

The Board investigated allegations that Gerald E. Fijolek, a person not licensed by the Board, violated Business and Professions Code sections 6787(h) and 6787(j) by listing his name under the restricted title "Engineers - Industrial" in a yellow pages advertising. Fijolek was contacted and requested to remove his advertisement but did not respond to the Board's request for compliance. He was ordered to cease and desist from the violation and to pay an administrative fine of $250. The administrative fine has been paid. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violation(s) charged but represents satisfactory resolution of the matter.


FRANK, DICK
Unlicensed
Citation 5123-U
Final: October 28, 2002
Action: Order of Abatement, $500 Fine

Investigation revealed that Dick Frank violated sections 8792(g) and (h) of the Business and Professions Code. The records of the Board show that Dick Frank is not licensed by the Board as a Professional Land Surveyor. Investigation revealed that Frank listed himself as a land surveyor in his candidate's statement on a ballot for election to the Officer of the Assessor of San Luis Obispo County. Frank was ordered to cease and desist violating the law and to pay an administrative fine to the Board in the amount of $500.00.


GONZALES, TONY
Unlicensed
Citation 5135-U
Final: April 22, 2005
Action: Order of Abatement, $1,000 Fine

The Board investigate allegations that Tony Gonzales, a person not licensed by the Board, offered to provide civil engineering services on a residential remodeling project that was required to be designed by a licensed civil engineer and acted as an agent of a business from which civil engineering was solicited, performed, or practiced, in violation of Business and Professions Code sections 6787(a) and 67887(g). Gonzales was ordered to cease and desist violating the law and to pay an administrative fine to the Board totaling $1,000.00.


HOUSTON, STANLEY M., III
Unlicensed
Citation 5096-U
Final: December 30, 2001
Action: Order of Abatement, $500 Fine

Investigation revealed that Stanley M. Houston III violated section 6787(h) of the Business and Professions Code. The records of the Board show that Stanley M. Houston III is not licensed by the Board as a Professional Engineer. Investigation revealed that Houston used the initials "P.E.," An abbreviation of a restricted titled, on his business cards. Houston was ordered to cease and desist violating the law and to pay an administrative fine to the Board in the amount of $500.00.


HUBER, RON
Unlicensed
Citation 5128-U
Final: January 20, 2003
Action: Order of Abatement, $3,000 Fine

Investigation revealed that Ron Huber violated sections 6787(a) and (g) of the Business and Professions Code. The records of the Board show that Ron Huber is not licensed by the Board as a Professional Engineer. Investigation revealed that Huber practiced and offered to practice civil engineering services and was illegally operating a business from which professional engineering was solicited, performed, and/or practiced without having a licensed engineer as a part-owner or officer of the business. Huber was ordered to cease and desist violating the law and to pay administrative fines to the Board in an amount totaling $3,000.00.


KETCHELIDIS, ODYSSEUS
Unlicensed
Citation 5152-U
Final: December 12, 2003
Action: Order of Abatement; $4,000 fine

Investigation revealed that Odysseus Ketchelidis of Los Angeles, California, who is not licensed as an engineer by the State of California, violated Business and Professions Code section 6787(a) by contracting to perform electrical and mechanical engineering services on at least 2 projects and Sections 6787(d) and (f) by signing plans using his name and another person's professional engineering license number on plans for those projects. Further investigation into Ketchelidis' business, Odyssey Enterprises, found that he had not had a licensed professional engineer as a part owner/officer of the company since his last partner disassociated on August 24, 1981, in violation of section 6787(g) by operating a business from which engineering work is solicited, performed, or practiced without legal authorization. The citation ordered Ketchelidis to cease and desist from practicing and offering to practice professional engineer without legal authorization, and to pay an administrative fine of $4,000.


KROLICKI, ZDZISLAW (ZIGGY) JAN
Citation 5174-U and 5175-U
Final: July 22, 2005
Action: Orders of Abatement; $3,000 total fines

The Board investigated allegations that Zdzislaw (Ziggy) Jan Krolicki, a person not licensed by the Board, violated Business and Professions Code sections 6787(d), 6787(j), and 6732 in two separate incidents by using a stamp and forging the signature of a licensed civil engineer on plans for two residences, one in Val Verde and the other in Santa Clarita. Krolicki was ordered to cease and desist from practicing civil engineering and stamping civil engineering documents with someone else's engineering license number. Krolicki was ordered to pay administrative fines totaling $3,000.


MOCK, STEPHAN S.
Unlicensed
Citation 5092-U
Final: November 30, 2001
Action: Order of Abatement, $2,500 Fine

Investigation revealed that Stephan S. Mock violated sections 119(a)(2) and 8792(b), (e), and (g) of the Business and Professions Code. The records of the Board show that Stephan S. Mock is not licensed by the Board as a Professional Land Surveyor. Investigation revealed that Mock represented himself as being a California licensed land surveyor and submitted a fictitious copy of a California license in order to gain employment with a surveying firm in Texas. Mock was ordered to cease and desist violating the law and to pay administrative fines to the Board in an amount totaling $2,500.00.


MONTEL, STEPHEN C.
Unlicensed
Citation 5134-U
Final: April 22, 2005
Action: Order of Abatement, $1,000 Fine

An investigation revealed that Stephen C. Montel, an unlicensed individual, prepared a design for a storage space to be attached to a commercial building in violation of Business and Professions Code section 6787(a). Montel was ordered to cease and desist from offering and providing civil engineering services and to pay an administrative fine to the Board in the amount of $1,000.


MUNGIA, PHILLIP, JR.
Unlicensed
Citation 5094-U
Final: December 30, 2001
Action: Order of Abatement, $500 Fine

Investigation revealed that Phillip Mungia, Jr., violated section 6787(a) of the Business and Professions Code. The records of the Board show that Phillip Mungia, Jr., is not licensed by the Board as a Professional Engineer. Investigation revealed that Mungia distributed a business card identifying his business as "Mungia Design" and as being legally authorized to offer architectural and engineering design services. Mungia was ordered to cease and desist violating the law and to pay an administrative fine to the Board in the amount of $500.00.


MYKE, WILLIAM "GREGORY"
Unlicensed
Citation 5155-U
Final: March 23, 2005
Action: Order of Abatement, $2,000 fine

An investigation determined that William "Gregory" Myke of Beverly Hills, California, a person not licensed by the Board, violated Business and Professions Code sections 6787(a) and (g) by offering structural (civil) engineering services within a contract to provide design and construction planning services for a 4-unit housing project. His contract included "structural engineering as required." Structural engineering falls within the definition of civil engineering; therefore, the person providing and/or offering those services must be licensed as a civil engineer. An informal conference was scheduled following receipt of Myke's July 14, 2004, letter disputing the charges against him, stating that he did not deny structural engineering was included as part of his contracts; but that he always hires a licensed structural engineer to prepare the engineering documents. California law does not allow someone who is not licensed to offer to provide civil or structural engineering services regardless of who does the actual engineering. Myke did not respond to the scheduling of an informal conference and did not submit a formal request appealing the citation; therefore, his rights to appeal have expired. The citation ordered Myke to cease and desist from offering structural and/or civil engineering services and to pay an administrative fine of $2,000.00.


NGUYEN, DINH H. (Click here for Accusation 652-A)
Unlicensed (Civil Engineer license revoked)
Citation 5078-U
Final: December 27, 2002
Action: Order of Abatement, $500 Fine

Investigation revealed that Dinh Huu Nguyen violated sections 6787(h) and 6732 of the Business and Professions Code by using the initials "C.E.," the abbreviation of a restricted title, on documents submitted to the Board. The records of the Board show that Dinh Huu Nguyen's Civil Engineer license was revoked by the Board, effective March 18, 1999, and that reinstatement of that revoked license was denied by the Board effective August 20, 2000. Nguyen was ordered to cease and desist violating the law and to pay an administrative fine to the Board in the amount of $500.00. The administrative fine has been paid. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violation(s) charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


O'MALLEY, PATRICK KARL
Unlicensed
Citation 98-0808-U
Final: September 28, 1998
Action: $250 fine

Patrick O'Malley of Idyllwild, California, was cited for violating Business and Professions Code sections 8792(a) and (g). Investigation of a complaint revealed that O'Malley, who is not licensed as a civil engineer or land surveyor, offered to practice land surveying in a contract to survey a lot in Idyllwild, set corners, and record the survey with the City of Riverside.


OVIEDO, EDUARDO
Unlicensed
Citation 5160-U
Final: November 5, 2004
Action: Order of Abatement, $250 fine

The Board investigated allegations that Eduardo Oviedo, of La Mirada, California, a person not licensed by the Board, violated Business and Professions Code sections 6787(f) and (h) by using the initials "P.E." and "S.E." following his name on his building and special inspection reports. The use of these restricted titles by an unlicensed person is a violation of the California Business and Professions Code. The Board ordered Oviedo to cease and desist from violating the above-referenced sections and to pay an administrative fine of $250. The administrative fine has been paid. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violation(s) charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


RANDOLPH, BOB
Unlicensed
Citation 5132-U
Final: May 15, 2005
Action: Order of Abatement, $500 fine

Investigation determined that Bob Randolph violated Business and Professions Code sections 6730, 6787(a), and 6787(g) by offering civil engineering services without having a licensed civil engineer as an owner, partner, or officer of his company, Total Structural Solutions. Randolph, who was providing structural services to licensed contractors, was ordered to cease and desist from violating the law and to pay an administrative fine of $500.


ROBINSON, BRETT DAVID
Unlicensed
Citation 5143-U
Final: April 8, 2005
Action: Order of Abatement, $500 fine

Investigation determined that Brett David Robinson, of Chino, California, who is not licensed by the Board as a professional engineer, violated Business and Professions Code sections 6787(h) and 6732, in that he was using the title "professional engineer" and the abbreviation "P.E." on his website. He was contacted concerning the violation and agreed to have the references to the title or abbreviations of the title "professional engineer" immediately removed from his website. Several months later, his site had not been corrected. At an informal conference in March 2005, Robinson stated he had not meant to use a restricted title; that his title should have PhD, not P.E.; that his former webmaster had made many errors on his website, and that he had trouble finding a new webmaster to correct it. However, he did not keep Board staff informed about the problems he was having and never contacted the Board to advise that his site had been corrected. Based upon his good faith effort, the administrative fine was lowered from $750 to $500. The administrative fine has been paid in full. In accordance with Section 125.9(d) of the Business and Professions Code, payment of an administrative fine does not constitute admission of any violations charged but represents a satisfactory resolution of the matter.


SINGLETON, REED LYNN
Unlicensed
Citation 98-0806-U
Final: September 28, 1998
Action: $500 fine
Citation 98-0807-U
Final: September 28, 1998
Action: $500 fine

Investigation of the complaint leading to citation 98-0806-U revealed that Reed Lynn Singleton, who is not licensed as an engineer, used Lynn Reed Singleton's Industrial Engineer stamp and forged Lynn Reed Singleton's signature on plans for a building on Magnolia Avenue in Riverside, then filed those plans with the City of Riverside. Investigation also revealed that he used Lynn Reed Singleton's Industrial Engineer stamp and forged his signature on mechanical engineering plans submitted to the City of Fontana. For these violations of Business and Professions Code sections 6787(a) and (d), Reed Lynn Singleton was fined $500.

Citation 98-0807-U was also issued to Reed Lynn Singleton for violations of Business and Professions Code sections 6787(a) and (d). Investigation found that Singleton had used Fernando Gil's mechanical engineering stamp and forged Gil's signature on the mechanical engineering portion of plans prepared for Blythe Palo Verde Hospital and on plans for a project in Pomona. Singleton was fined $500 for these violations.


VASILIU, GABRIEL
Unlicensed
Citation 5153-U
Final: April 29, 2004
Action: Order of Abatement; $1,000 fine

Investigation revealed that Gabriel Vasiliu, of Los Angeles, California, who is not licensed as an engineer by the State of California, violated Business and Professions Code section 6787(d) by practicing mechanical and electrical engineering and by using the names and license numbers of licensed engineers on engineering documents for a middle school project within the Los Angeles Unified School District. The citation ordered Vasiliu to cease and desist from representing himself as an engineer licensed by the State of California and to pay an administrative fine of $1,000.