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STATE OF MAINE
DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL AND FINANCIAL REGULATION
BUREAU OF INSURANCE

 

In re:  

Jeffrey Douglas Penta
Maine License No. PRN 179774
National Producer No. 8849186

Docket No. INS-12-244

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LICENSE REVOCATION
NOTICE, ORDER,
and
OPPORTUNITY FOR
HEARING

NOTICE TO Jeffrey Douglas Penta:

            Effective as of January 23, 2013, your Maine nonresident insurance producer license will be REVOKED without further formal proceedings unless you request a hearing as specified below.

The reasons for license revocation are as follows:

1.         Your employment with an insurance agency was terminated in September 2012 based in part on misappropriating premium, which constitutes grounds for revocation of your Maine license under 24-A M.R.S. §1420-K(1)(D), for improperly withholding, misappropriating or converting any money or properties received in the course of doing insurance business.

2.         The State of Kansas revoked your insurance agent’s license by Order effective November 19, 2012, which also constitutes grounds for revocation of your Maine license under 24-A M.R.S. §1420 K(1)(I) for having an insurance producer license, or its equivalent, denied, suspended or revoked in any other state, province, district or territory.

            Therefore, based upon the above grounds, your Maine insurance producer license is revoked as of January 23, 2013 pursuant to 24-A M.R.S. §§1417 and 1420-K, subject to your right to request a hearing.

            Under the Maine Insurance Code, specifically 24-A M.R.S. §1417 and §1420‑K, you have the right to a hearing before the Superintendent or his designee.  If you request a hearing, you will have the right to present evidence and arguments in your defense, and the staff of the Bureau of Insurance will bear the burden of proving each violation by a preponderance of evidence.

If you request a hearing, you will receive further communication regarding scheduling.  The matters to be determined through the hearing process are whether you committed one or more of the violations listed above, and if so, the appropriate sanctions for those violations.  The sanctions imposed after a hearing can include any available remedy under applicable laws, including the payment of civil penalties.

To request a hearing, you must notify the Bureau of Insurance in writing no later than January 23, 2013.  If you do not file a written request for a hearing within 30 days from the time you know or reasonably should have known of the intended revocation of your license, you will lose your right to request a hearing on this matter, and your license revocation will be final and entered into Bureau records, in accordance with this Notice and Order.

            Any request for a hearing, as well as all other communications regarding this Notice, Order, and Opportunity for Hearing must be addressed to Bureau staff Attorney Arthur G. Hosford, Jr., Bureau of Insurance, #34 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0034.  You may also reach Attorney Hosford by e-mail at arthur.g.hosford.jr@maine.gov or telephone at 207 624-8429.

                                                                                               
December 12, 2012                                        _________________________________
                                                                        ERIC A. CIOPPA, Superintendent                                                                          

 

 

 

Last Updated: January 16, 2014