National Association of Mortgage Field Services (NAMFS) Member, PK Management, is now in front of the State of Florida for demanding that unlicensed, misclassified employees perform dangerous and life threatening electrical backfeeding. PK Management has been in the news lately based, in part, for their allowing of NAMFS Board Member, Michael Evangelo, to publish US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Master Key Codes. Additionally, PK Management has refused to publicly address Evangelo’s storage of images depicting women and infants throughout his website used to process, in part, PK Management subcontractor information.
Many will remember when PK Management partnered with Nigerian Tony Chinye to form SAM JV and won the HUD Management and Marketing (M&M) Field Service Manager (FSM) 3.10 Award for Florida, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Now, while Pedro Kolychkine and Albert Martinez, the CEO and COO of PK Management respectively, are out and about telling HUD that There Is Nothing To See Here, Keep Moving Along, Foreclosurepedia reached out to HUD, after numerous attempts to communicate with PK Management were unsuccessful. Article 702 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) is the specific section wherein HUD officials have tended to rely upon for some kind of blanket exemption. It reads, in part,
Temporary connection of a portable generator without transfer equipment shall be permitted where conditions of maintenance and supervision ensure that only qualified persons service the installation and where the normal supply is physically isolated by a lockable disconnecting means or by disconnection of the normal supply conductors.
HUD went on to say that if Foreclosurepedia were able to bring forth violations which HUD could act under, they gladly would. So, as Foreclosurepedia has done for nearly a decade, we immediately drew the Line in the Sand on behalf of Minority Females and Labor by reaching out directly to the State of Florida. The operative part of Article 702, which any first year, able bodied administrative person should be able to understand is, “qualified persons.” In fact, Foreclosurepedia brought this up to HUD, pre HUD M&M FSM 3.10. Here is what the State of New Jersey had to say where electrical backfeeding is still ongoing,
In New Jersey, the work in question would require a permit under the Uniform Construction Code, N.J.A.C. 5:23. The method of backfeeding described in the below e-mail messages is not allowed. An automatic or a manual transfer switch is required to prevent backfeeding the utility (grid.) Additionally, this work must be performed by a New Jersey licensed electrical contractor. The only exception to the requirement for a licensed electrician is a homeowner performing work at his or her own house. The Board of Examiners of Electrical Contractors is in the Division of Consumer Affairs, Department of Law and Public Safety. Work by unlicensed contractors should be reported to the Board. The code official in the municipality where the work is being performed should be notified if work has been undertaken without a permit. The local code official can cite a violation under the Uniform Construction Code. (It should be noted that we lack jurisdiction in federal facilities.)
Tammori Petty| Director of Communications|office: 609.292.6055
NJ DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS |101 S. Broad Street, PO Box 800 Trenton, NJ 08625 www.nj.gov/dca|Tammori.Petty@dca.nj.gov
And in South Carolina, where Purdy Enterprise is a HUD Awardee; an Awardee which came under extremely questionable circumstances thanks to Mitch Davidson, this is what the State of South Carolina had to say,
The regulatory document in South Carolina regarding electrical systems, both residential and commercial, is the 2014 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70). This document, adopted by the South Carolina Building Codes Council, is required, by statute, to be enforced statewide by all local jurisdictions. In this code, Articles 700 and 705 set the requirements for the transfer equipment design and installation to prevent the back feeding of the normal and emergency sources of supply in any operation. For intentional interconnection of power production systems Article 705 sets the requirements for equipment and labeling of multisource systems for the protection of electrical and utility workers.
Also, in South Carolina, it is illegal for anyone to perform or offer to perform any electrical work over 50 volts in excess of $5000 without first being licensed as an Electrical Contractor (certain exceptions exist for homeowners performing work on their own home, however the work must be performed in compliance with the above code).
I hope this is the information that you are seeking,
Roger K. Lowe, MCP CBO, Administrator, SC Building Codes Council, SC Contractors’ Licensing Board, SC Manufactured Housing Board, SC Boiler Safety Program
What I found to be almost comical was this portion of HUD’s reply,
The biggest problem HUD has run into as far as enforcement is the fact that there are very few states that specifically prohibit backfeeding of the panel in their state laws/regulations.
Here is what I mean: Murder is murder regardless of whether it is with a fork or a spoon. It is common sense that if you are going to backfeed enough electricity to kill humans with the chance that it may cascade into the electrical distribution networks of millions of Americans, you probably need a license to do such. As the case presents, though, neither HUD nor any of its Prime Vender Awardees ever verify licensing. And that is not sitting well with public officials.
What neither HUD nor NAMFS will tell the American Public is precisely how many of their properties have burned down due to electrical backfeeding issues.
Additionally, of grave concern, is the simple and salient fact that HUD Officials are pulling down, collectively, millions of dollars per year in salaries. These officials — there is more than one of them and their names will be released in due course — are merely copying and pasting contract language dating back to the 1990s. And what is sad is that it takes a redneck, in a county with only one stoplight, to not only bring this matter to their attention, but to do all of the due diligence in order to protect American lives. In times past, the problem has always been the missing Smoking Gun. Rarely, if ever, has a HUD Prime Vendor been ignorant enough to directly order unlicensed individuals to perform illegal actions. In the instant case, that is precisely what Strategic Alliance JV, by order of PK Management personnel, did.
Fact of the matter is that we are in a brave, new world. The days of Minority Females and Labor willing to take it on the chin are gone. And the ability for Eric Miller, NAMFS Executive Director, to threaten and intimidate; the receptiveness of the US Government to turn a blind eye to graft, greed, and corruption in the distressed portfolio market, are numbered. To that point, Miller, is paid ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND FORTY DOLLARS per year. That salary, financed by the non profit NAMFS — NAMFS is an IRS 501(c)(6) — consumes over EIGHTY ONE PERCENT of all NAMFS member dues. This is, part and parcel, the attitude put forward not only to the Minority Females and Labor whom shoulder the burden of the financial fraud which NAMFS members, but is a direct reflection upon the obvious lack of concern by NAMFS members with respect to their stewardship over US Taxpayer money.
What we are seeing, though, is the fact that HUD is taking a more proactive approach to precisely how much rope they are going to dole out for Prime Vendors to hang themselves with. The power and control which NAMFS members used to wield over HUD, in particular, and financial institutions overall has begun to wane. In fact, in light of both the bankruptcies of NAMFS members reported almost weekly coupled with the mergers and acquisitions are a telling sign that financial insolvency has finally come home to roost. And for those whom proselytize that NAMFS, by and through its acquisitions of late are leaner and meaner, the reality is that the debt load of those Ivory Towers have actually created a far more precarious imbalance of power. And if you ask me, this is precisely what the financial institutions have wanted all along.
For those interested in tracking the State of Florida’s investigation of PK Management, feel free to inquire of the Florida Licensing Commission, as they assigned Case Number CAS 1134345. Additionally, if you are a misclassified employee — subcontractor — and you are being forced to electrically backfeed, reach out to Foreclosurepedia immediately. Many are going to tell you to keep your mouth shut — Kim Savage’s Facebook Group primarily. I am here to tell you that I will eventually obtain contractor lists for each and every HUD M&M FSM Prime Vendor. It is not really that hard, anyway, as all of their servers — Purdy Enterprise especially — are porous when it comes to simple and legal access techniques. The state governments, et al., are going to be presented with two lists from me: One list will have those whom came forward and thus are not complicit; and the other list will be those whom profited will breaking the law.