July 2021 Suspensions, Penalties, Reprimands
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Suspensions imposed by the AKC’s Management, Disciplinary or AKC Event Committees
Suspended/Reprimands - 5 Years or Less
The American Kennel Club Secretary's page states the following statement:
"As a result of an Event Committee determination the following individual stands suspended of AKC privileges. It should be noted that this determination may still be appealed and may be reversed. Upon expiration of the appeal process, an appropriate notice describing the status of the individual’s suspension, if any, will appear in this column:" (names appeared on AKC's page in exactly this context) Ms. Kathy McCoubrey (Lubbock, TX), Ms. Donna Nagengast (Naples, FL), Ms. Becky Raines (Edmond, OK)
Ms. Julie Osborn (Fairfield, CA) Action was taken by the Two Cities Kennel Club for conduct at its May 15, 2021 event. Ms. Osborn was charged with failure to properly control a dog at an event. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a three-month event suspension and $500 fine, effective May 15, 2021. (Labrador Retrievers)
Mr. Javier Torres (Las Vegas, NV) Action was taken by the Apple Valley Kennel Club for conduct at its April 10, 2021 event. Mr. Torres was charged with inappropriate, abusive, or foul language. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty as a one-month event suspension and $500 fine, effective April 21, 2021. (Multiple Breeds)
Ms. Brittany Phelps (Granite Falls, NC) Action was taken by the Spirit of the Heartland Kennel Club for conduct at its May 6, 2021 event. Ms. Phelps was charged with inappropriate, abusive, or foul language. The Staff Committee reviewed the Event report and set the penalty at a reprimand and $100 fine. (Multiple Breeds)
AKC 10 Years Suspensions
15 Years To Life Suspensions
...suspended the following individual from all AKC privileges for life and imposed a $10,000 fine, for conduct prejudicial to purebred dogs, purebred dog events, or the best interests of the American Kennel Club based on their violation of the AKC’s Judicial or Administrative Determination of Inappropriate Treatment Policy: Eff. December 22, 2020: Ms. Laura Roberts (Jessup, MD) Multiple Breeds