For more information, contact: J.P. Wieske
(608) 266-2493 or jp.wieske@wisconsin.gov

Madison, WIOCI has taken the following administrative actions. In many of these cases the respondent denied the allegations but consented to the action taken. Any forfeitures paid in these administrative actions are deposited in the Common School Fund which is administered by the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. The earnings from this fund are distributed to all public K-12 schools in Wisconsin and are used by school libraries to purchase books. Copies of the administrative action orders may be viewed online at https://ociaccess.oci.wi.gov/OrderInfo/OrdInfo.oci.

OCI is responsible for overseeing the operations and marketing of insurance companies and agents in Wisconsin. OCI encourages anyone with a question or a complaint regarding an insurance company or agent to contact the office at this toll-free telephone number: 1-800-236-8517.

Allegations and Actions Against Agents

John Bunbury, 124 E. Superior St., Wayland, MI 49348, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose an administrative action taken by the state of Kentucky on a licensing application.

Raymond Cody, 126 E. Burnett St., Beaver Dam, WI 53916, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose a criminal conviction on a licensing application.

Andrew Cole, 1111 Hilltop Ln., Toledo, OH 43615, agreed to a denial of his insurance license for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose an administrative action taken by the state of Ohio on a licensing application.

John Cotthaus, 1184 Dovetail Ct., Virginia Beach, VA 23464, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose administrative actions taken by the states of Kentucky and Illinois on a licensing application.

James Culbertson, 2429 Hynes Ave. N., Oakdale, MN 55128, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose an employment termination with allegations of misconduct on a licensing application.

Joseph Dirico, P.O. Box 293, Farmington, MN 55024, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI, having a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct, and failing to pay overdue child support.

Michael J. Henk, 1 Blue Hill Plaza Ste. 1607, Pearl River, NY 10965, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to provide evidence of New Jersey resident licensure.

Earl Kauffman, 1116 Raymond Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18018, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose an administrative action taken by the state of Georgia on a licensing application and a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Daniel Maclean, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, 3800 Citigroup Center F19, Tampa, FL 33610, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI.

Edna Perkins, 1321 Stout Rd., Menomonie, WI, 54751, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to complete all prelicensing education requirements and failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI.

Frank A. Perrotto, 4512 E. Milwaukee St., Janesville, WI 53546, agreed to the revocation of his insurance license. This action was taken based on allegations of misappropriating an annuity payment for personal use without the customer's knowledge or authorization, creating a false annuity contract and false annuity statements, and failing to notify OCI of formal administrative action taken against him by FINRA.

Jessica Podlesnik, 210 Emmet St., Watertown, WI 53094, had her application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose a criminal conviction on a licensing application and failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI.

Ryan Pope, 2982 S. Moorland Rd., New Berlin, WI 53151, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct and failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI.

Rodney Sonnenberg, 159 1/2 4th St., Fond du Lac, WI 54935, had his application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose criminal convictions on a licensing application.

Bobby Thao, 1075 Saint Paul St., Green Bay, WI 54304, had his application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of a criminal conviction which may be substantially related to insurance marketing type conduct.

Allegations and Actions Against Companies

Hegemon Property & Casualty Agency LLC, 7000 Central Parkway N.E. Ste. 1340, Atlanta, GA 30328, had its application for an insurance license denied. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to respond promptly to inquiries from OCI and failing to provide evidence of a designated Wisconsin licensed producer.

Insurance Brokers of Minnesota Inc., 900 E. Main St., Anoka, MN 55303, has had its application for an insurance license denied for 31 days. This action was taken based on allegations of failing to disclose administrative actions taken by the states of Missouri, South Dakota, and Colorado on a licensing application.

Copies of Administrative Actions