Developer Convicted in Wetlands Destruction
June 1, 1996
GREENBELT, Md.--Developers who willfully fill wetlands will face prosecution. That's the word from federal prosecutors in the wake of the conviction of a Maryland developer who allegedly destroyed 70 acres of wetlands near the Potomac River.
A U.S. District Court jury convicted developer James J. Wilson and his two companies of four felony counts involving the filling of four parcels of wetlands in Charles County, Md. The alleged violations took place in the planned community of St. Charles.
LEGAL DOUBLE TAKE
DENVER--The Colorado Legislature has passed a bill that will ultimately eliminate the salesperson class of license in the state and require all license holders to be trained as brokers, according to IRED News/ALQ-Real Estate Intelligence Report. The law goes into effect Jan. 1, 1997. All license holders eventually will be required to take 168 hours of education, and brokers who employ other brokers will be required to have at least 24 additional hours of brokerage administration. A license holder will be able to set up a one-person shop after having two years' experience under an employing broker.
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