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March 2023 AKC Disciplinary Action Report
...suspended the following individuals from all AKC privileges for a lifetime and imposed a $10,000 fine, for violation of AKC’s Judicial or Administrative Determination of Inappropriate Treatment policy: Eff February 11, 2022: Mr. Rueben Esh (Gordonville, PA) Multiple Breeds, Eff February 14, 2023: Ms. Anita “Kathy” Belaire (Carencro, LA & Opelousas, LA) Multiple Breeds
AKC's Board of Directors suspended Mr. Troy Vietmeier (Cottage Grove, MN) from AKC registration privileges for four years and imposed a $4,000 fine, for harassment, verbal or written, effective May 10, 2022. (Multiple Breeds)
AKC’s Management Disciplinary Committee suspended the following individuals from all AKC privileges for one year and imposed a $1,000 fine, for non-compliance with AKC’s Care and Conditions policy (unacceptable conditions, dogs, and/or facility) and identification requirements: Eff February 14, 2023: Mr. David Liskey (Broadway, VA) Golden Retrievers, Ms. Debra Ratcliff (Prairie Du Richer, IL) Multiple Breeds
...suspended Mr. Jesus Pimental (Magna, UT & Salt Lake City, UT) from all AKC privileges for six months and imposed a $500 fine, for non-compliance with AKC’s record keeping and dog identification requirements, effective February 14, 2023. (Bulldogs, French Bulldogs)
...reprimanded Mr. Yasser Elgebaly (Plano, TX) and imposed a $100 fine, for signing AKC documents on behalf of another without filing a properly completed Power of Attorney form. (Doberman Pinschers)
...reprimanded Ms. Debra Romeo (Charleston, WV) for signing AKC documents on behalf of another without filing a properly completed Power of Attorney form. (Golden Retrievers)
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