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Enforcement Orders and Actions

The Iowa Insurance Division brings enforcement actions against individuals or entities related to violations of Iowa statutes or rules. These actions are typically initiated by filing a Statement of Charges or Notice of Hearing and may result in an enforcement order against a producer or entity. If a statement of charges has been filed against you or for more information regarding contested cases, click here.

Non-compliance cases are license disciplinary actions referred to the Iowa Insurance Division by other state agencies including the Iowa Department of Revenue and the Iowa Department of Human Resources.

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Name Case Number Enforcement Date Sort ascending Subject Entity Order
Lavin, Larry B. 59313

Milford IA

Allegation: Sale of unregistered securities and/or unregistered business opportunities

Resolution: Consent signed: 1 yr; probation; Repay commissions and/or finders fees; Restitution on pro-rata basis to Iowa investors of $18480; sell only approved products or investments.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2003-03-31 00:00:00

Siamis, Dennis T

Cedar Rapids IA

Allegation: Engaged in dishonest or unethical practices in the securities business

Resolution: Consent: Surrender insurance license and disqualified for 5 years from reapplying for an insurance license in Iowa with no promise or assurance of approval for licensure in the future.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2003-04-28 00:00:00

Bankers Life and Casualty Company 58899

Chicago IL

Allegation: Advertising Violations

Resolution: Consent signed: Pay $9424 Fine; comply with Iowa advertising laws and regulations.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2003-06-02 00:00:00

Roche, Michael J. 58728

Madison WI

Allegation: License application disclosures

Resolution: Consent signed: Pay $500 fine

Date of Order/Settlement: 2003-07-03 00:00:00

Straka, Catherine A. 58687

Council Bluffs IA

Allegation: Misappropriation of client funds

Resolution: Consent signed: Insurance license revoked; permanently barred from reapplying for an insurance producer license.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2003-08-08 00:00:00

Norris, Kara 58737

Lincoln NE

Allegation: Returned check for services

Resolution: Order signed: License suspended indefinitely; Pay for services; Pay $100 Fine

Date of Order/Settlement: 2003-09-22 00:00:00

OConnor Jr., Jerome J. 58743

Omaha NE

Allegation: Failure to notify the Iowa Insurance Division of prior administrative actions 2/26/04 Failure to pay fine.

Resolution: Consent signed: 1 year license probation; Pay $750 civil penalty; report any administrative action taken against him within 30 days of final disposition 2/26/04; License suspended.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2003-12-04 00:00:00

J.P. Morgan Securities Inc 58414

New York NY

Allegation: Failed to establish an enforce written supervisory procedures; made payments to other broker/dealers for research and failing to disclose said payments.

Resolution: Consent without admitting or denying allegations; Pay $250000 Fine

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-01-30 00:00:00

U. S. Bancorp 58411

Minneapolis MN

Allegation: Inappropriate influence by investment banking over research analysts; failed to establish and enforce written supervisory procedures to prevent undue influence

Resolution: Consent Order: without admitting or denying allegations consented to cease and desist and pay $125000 Fine

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-02-16 00:00:00

IOA Re Inc 59069

Plymouth Meeting PA

Allegation: Failure to have third party administrator bond in force.

Resolution: Consent signed: Certificate of Registration to act as a third-party administrator in Iowa is suspended until another surety bond is obtained and payment of $250 Costs

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-03-08 00:00:00

Evanovich, Roy A.

Washington IA

Allegation: Violation of law regulation or order of the commissioner; misappropriation; unfair insurance trade practices; failure to cooperate in investigation.

Resolution: Consent signed: Insurance license revoked; Pay $2500 Costs

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-03-23 00:00:00

Bahls, David R. 58483

Elkader IA

Allegation: Criminal record

Resolution: Consent signed: 2 yrs probation; report any criminal prosecution within 30 days.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-04-05 00:00:00

TIG Insurance Company 58504

Irving TX

Allegation: Failure to provide response to Divisions inquiry

Resolution: Consent: Provide a stubstantive response; Pay $1000 Costs

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-05-05 00:00:00

Sensor, Edward Lee

Sterling IL

Allegation: Unlicensed Insurance Producer; Twisting Policies; Misrepresentations in insurance applications; Suitability; Personal Loan from unrelated insurance customer; lack of character and competence

Resolution: Order: Adjudged to have committed the violations; Cease and desist from any further actions as set forth in the Statement of Charges; Assessed $2000 fine and $500 costs.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-05-24 00:00:00

Hague, Mervin Duane

Evansdale IA

Allegation: Unregistered agent; misrepresentations; omissions of material facts in the sale of securities.

Resolution: Order: Cease and desist the offer or sale of unregistered non exempt securities; acting as securities agent without registration in Iowa; making untrue statements; omitting material facts.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-07-01 00:00:00

Ahlf, Johnathan C. 58025

Muscatine IA

Allegation: Application fraud; forgery of customer signatures;fraudulent or dishonest practices.

Resolution: Order: License revoked

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-07-27 00:00:00

OConnor Jr., Jerome J.

Omaha NE

Allegation: Forgery; use of fraudulent coercive or dishonest practices

Resolution: Order signed: License permanently revoked

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-08-27 00:00:00

Chamley, James 58060

Colorado Springs CO

Allegation: Sold viatical settlement investment contracts while unregistered

Resolution: Cease and Desist issued to halt sale of unregistered securities

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-09-20 00:00:00

Darnell, Mary E. 58071

Grinnell IA

Allegation: Failure to comply with child support order

Resolution: License suspended

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-10-28 00:00:00

Riley, Dennis E.

Cedar Falls IA

Allegation: False statements and entries misrepresentation by producer on insurance application; omission of producers name on application; dishonesty.

Resolution: Consent signed: Cease and desist violation; license suspended for 30 days; after suspension 2 year probation; complete CE ethics class; send copies of any complaints to Division within 30 days of receipt; pay $13000 fine and costs.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2004-12-09 00:00:00

LH Ross & Company Inc

Boca Raton FL

Allegation: Failed to respond to Division inquiry/investigation

Resolution: Suspended until file a full response; $500 Costs

Date of Order/Settlement: 2005-02-26 00:00:00

Hawkeye Life Insurance Group Inc 58074

Des Moines IA

Allegation: Failure to file annual financial report

Resolution: Consent signed: Annual financial statement for 2003 filed agrees to timely comply with 191 IAC 5.25; pay $2000 Fine and $1000 Costs

Date of Order/Settlement: 2005-04-11 00:00:00

Thomas Weisel Partners LLC 58660

San Francisco CA

Allegation: Analyst conflict of interest case; ratings were tilted toward "buy" and "strong buy" analyst considered banking business in determining recommendations analysts compensation was tied to success in generating business.

Resolution: Without admitting or denying findings of fact and conclusions of law TWP is ordered to cease and desist violations of the Iowa Uniform Securities Act consents to several undertakings and pay fine of $50000.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2005-05-10 00:00:00

Praul, Allen D. 58123

Bettendorf IA

Allegation: Sale of unregistered securities; omitting material facts/ information; misstatements of material facts; practice to defraud; unregistered as a securities agent; unsuitable sales; exerted undue influence over clients.

Resolution: Consent signed: insurance license revoked; permanently barred from reapplying; permanently barred from applying for securities license.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2005-06-21 00:00:00

Bibb, Carl M.

Elkhorn NE

Allegation: Failure to notify Division of other states administrative action within 30 days

Resolution: Consent: Cease and desist; pay $250 Fine and $250 Costs

Date of Order/Settlement: 2005-07-26 00:00:00

Hubbard, Roderick D. 58440

Buckeye AZ

Allegation: Failure to notify Division of Administrative actions; Revocation of license by another state; failure to inform Division of address change;

Resolution: Order signed: License revoked; pay $500 fine and $200 costs beore relicensure

Date of Order/Settlement: 2005-08-19 00:00:00

Beltramea, Randy L.

Mt. Vernon IA

Allegation: Failure to notify of administrative action

Resolution: Order: Insurance License revoked.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2005-10-06 00:00:00

Newkirk, Timothy 59396

De Pere WI Allegation: Failure to notify of other state's action Resolution: Order; License revoked $250 fine Date of Order/Settlement: 2005-12-22 00:00:00

Gajdos, Daniel 58674

Denver CO Allegation: Failure to notify of other state's action Resolution: Order; License Revoked $250 fine Date of Order/Settlement: 2005-12-22 00:00:00

Schatz, Kenneth

Sioux City IA

Allegation:

Resolution: Order: license revocation rescinded

Date of Order/Settlement: 2006-02-17 00:00:00

Brean Murray Carret & Company LLC

New York NY

Allegation: Failure to file audited financial report.

Resolution: Broker dealer license is suspended; civil penalty $1000; suspension lifted when compliance is complete.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2006-05-26 00:00:00

Stabile, Timothy

Ottumwa IA

Allegation: Stabile improperly withheld misappropriated or converted moneys received in the course of doing business.

Resolution: Order & Consent to Order - permanently barred from reapplying for an insurance producer license in Iowa and also permanently barred from reapplying for a securities agent license in Iowa.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2006-08-08 00:00:00

Nelson, Bruce

Urbandale IA

Allegation: Challenges the summary order denying securities agent registration.

Resolution: Decision - denial of securities registration upheld.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2006-09-08 00:00:00

IDS Life Insurance Company

Minneapolis MN

Allegation: Failure to provide Free Look Period.

Resolution: Order and Consent to Order - No monetary penalty assessed.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2006-11-08 00:00:00

Goodwin, Roger Duane

West Des Moines IA

Allegation: Advertising violation Sales presentations violations and unlicensed activity.

Resolution: Consent signed; Fine $15000; agreement to not engage in business of insurance for 90 days; Quarterly reports and 1 yr probation.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2007-01-03 00:00:00

(The) Just Foundation

Tarpon Springs FL

Allegation: Unregistered securities Unregistered agents Ommissions and Misrepresentations.

Resolution: Order and Consent to Order signed. Civil penalty imposed in Cease & Desist is vacated.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2007-02-07 00:00:00

Bankers Life and Casualty Company

Camel IN

Allegation: Market conduct; Misrepresentations and Violation of sales practices.

Resolution: Order and Consent to Order - Cease and Desist violations Implement the terms of the MOU Civil penalty of $100000.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2007-03-14 00:00:00

Skaggs, Christopher

Iowa City IA

Allegation: Failure to disclose criminal history.

Resolution: Order and Consent to Order; Civil penalty.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2007-05-03 00:00:00

Davis, Carl

West Des Moines IA

Allegation: Advertising Violations

Resolution: Order and Consent to Order - placed on probation for a period of six months; Civil penalty and costs imposed.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2007-05-29 00:00:00

Penn Treaty Network America Insurance Company

Allentown PA

Allegation: Proposed a rate increases dated July 6 2007 for several types of long term care policies .

Resolution: Summary Order Denying Premium Rate Increase.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2007-07-20 00:00:00

Davis, William

Spirit Lake IA

Allegation: Appealed denial of licensure.

Resolution: Appeal Decision: Denied Securities license; as to his insurance license the decision of the administrative law judge is affirmed. Davis is suspended for a period of three months and is assessed a civil penalty.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2007-08-20 00:00:00

Barnett, Kevin

Louis MO

Allegation: Unregistered agent; Unregistered Securities; Omissions and Misrepresentations.

Resolution: Cease and Desist Order issued and a monetary penalty assessed.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2007-09-24 00:00:00

Smith, Virginia E.

Harlan IA

Allegation: Failure to disclose criminal conviction.

Resolution: Consent Order signed and monetary penalty assessed.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2007-10-26 00:00:00

Johnson Jr., Ralph

West Des Moines IA

Allegation: Criminal History

Resolution: Summary Order Denying Application for Sales Agent License.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2008-01-18 00:00:00

National Prearranged Services Inc

St. Louis MO

Allegation: Insolvency

Resolution: Consent Order issued and preneed seller license is suspended.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2008-03-24 00:00:00

Morgan Stanley & Co. Inc

New York NY

Allegation: Sale of Unregistered Securities

Resolution: Findings of Fact Conclusions of Law Consent Order issued and a monetary penalty assessed.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2008-05-06 00:00:00

Hawkeye Life Insurance Group

West Des Moines IA

Allegation: Failure to timely file annual audited reports.

Resolution: Consent Order issued and assessed a monetary penalty.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2008-07-02 00:00:00

Clem, Anthony

Ames IA

Allegation: Sumitted a falsified proof of insurance card to Insurance Company to obtain a refund of premiums for customer.

Resolution: Consent Order issued and monetary penalty assessed.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2008-09-11 00:00:00

Hinton, Michael

Bettendorf IA

Allegation: Failure to Respond

Resolution: Consent Order issued and monetary penalty assessed.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2008-12-09 00:00:00

Seibald, Jack

Hewlett Harbor NY

Allegation: Prior regulatory action

Resolution: Summary Order Denying Application for Securities Agent License.

Date of Order/Settlement: 2009-02-06 00:00:00