For more information, contact: Robert Luck, Consumer Attorney,
Phone: (608) 266-0082,
E-mail: robert.luck@wisconsin.gov

Madison, WIOCI has taken the following administrative actions. In many of these cases the respondent denied the allegations but consented to the action taken. Any forfeitures paid in these administrative actions are deposited in the Common School Fund which is administered by the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. The earnings from this fund are distributed to all public K-12 schools in Wisconsin and are used by school libraries to purchase books. Copies of the administrative action orders may be viewed online at https://ociaccess.oci.wi.gov/OrderInfo/OrdInfo.oci.

OCI is responsible for overseeing the operations and marketing of insurance companies and agents in Wisconsin. OCI encourages anyone with a question or a complaint regarding an insurance company or agent to contact the office at this toll-free telephone number: 1-800-236-8517.

Allegations and Actions Against Agents

Kate J. Barbieri, 2340 N. 80th St., Wauwatosa, WI 53213, has had her insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Ryan P. Brennan, 2578 N. 58th St., Milwaukee, WI 53210, has had his insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Eric D. Ciepluch, 1242 Woodview Dr., Waukesha, WI 53189, has had his insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Felice M. Crayton, 2106C Mac Arthur Rd. Apt. 22, Waukesha, WI 53188, has had her insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Jefferson E. Davis, W169 N8630 Sheridan Dr., Menomonee Falls, WI 53051, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $750.00. This action was based on allegations of failing to report 2004 criminal charges and 2005 convictions to the Commissioner as required by s. Ins 6.61 (16), Wis. Adm. Code.

Christopher J. Dollar, 3000 15th Ave., South Milwaukee, WI 53172, has had his insurance license application denied for 20 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose previous criminal charges and a conviction on an insurance license application.

Nick W. Duerst, N5494 Gutzmer Rd., Monticello, WI 53570, has had his insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Okoi O. Eduson, 6487 N. 42nd St., Milwaukee, WI 53209, agreed to promptly remit premium payments to the Wisconsin Insurance Plan. This action was based on allegations of failing to promptly remit premium to the Wisconsin Insurance Plan.

Maurice D. Gray, 4720 Regent St. Apt. 96A, Madison, WI 53705, has had his insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Duane A. Gurtner, 107 Vadnais Ln., Balsam Lake, WI 54810, has had his insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Lee A. Koeller, 4598 Landing Rd., Rhinelander, WI 54501, has had his insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Kent R. Korlesky, 2517 Dewey St., Manitowoc, WI 54220, has had his insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Thomas J. Lawton, 2718 Northside Dr., Lantana, FL 33462, agreed to pay a forfeiture of $500.00, to provide requested information, and to respond promptly to all inquiries from the Commissioner. This action was based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to OCI inquiries.

Tim R. MacNerland, 135 S. Marquette St., Madison, WI 53704, has had his insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Gregory G. Maines, 13 S. Syverson Dr., Westby, WI 54667, has had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose previous criminal convictions on an insurance license application and criminal convictions which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct. Agent Maines did not appear at the hearing or prehearing.

Matthew A. Malone, 2201 Snowbird Ave., Wausau, WI 54401, has had his insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Michael J. McCluskey, 7100 Applewood Dr., Madison, WI 53719, has had his insurance license application denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose an administrative action taken by the state of Kentucky on an insurance license application.

James M. Mertens, 308 Star Magnolia Dr., Morrisville, NC 27560, has had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was based on allegations of failing to disclose administrative actions taken by the states of California, Georgia, and Wisconsin on an insurance license application.

Leo F. Owen, Jr., 2414 Dorret Rd. Apt. A, Eau Claire, WI 54703, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $1,000.00 and has had his insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to disclose criminal arrests and convictions on an insurance license application. Agent Owen did not appear at the hearing or prehearing.

Larry V. Sain, 7900 Black River Rd., Verona, WI 53593, has had his insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Wendy C. Warren, 28085 Hildare Rd., Pueblo, CO 81006, has had her insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Ernest D. Winters, 3410 High Rd., Middleton, WI 53562, has had his insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Allegations and Actions Against Companies

Brunswick Product Protection Corporation, 1 N. Field Ct., Lake Forest, IL 60045, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $5,000.00 and to file financial statements when due. This action was based on allegations of failing to file required financial statements by the due date.

Butler and Company, Inc., 3144 County Rd. S, Little Suamico, WI 54141, has had its insurance license revoked. This action was based on allegations of failing to pay Wisconsin delinquent taxes due.

Pacific Indemnity Company, 15 Mountain View Rd., Warren, NJ 07059, was ordered to pay a forfeiture of $500.00. This action was based on allegations of failing to comply with a previous examination order.

Copies of Administrative Actions