…and receives 5 years probation so that he can…(no kidding)…keep from losing his real estate license.
Rumor has it that an organized crime syndicate known as the Missouri Association of Realtors (referring to the fact that it uses its money to influence politicians to oppose laws that would save lives such as restricting the use of cell phones while driving through neighborhoods and school zones and laws that would allow citizens of communities to choose to require sprinkler systems in homes built in their area) will be sending henchmen to the Missouri legislature to attempt to buy or otherwise influence lawmakers to help them control what home inspectors are allowed to report to the people they are trying to sell houses to.
I’m sure that this paroled and licensed real estate salesman who was recently convicted for stealing … and who is also suspected in several other similar crimes … will be there with his fellow salesmen lamenting the fact that rogue home inspectors are “killing his deals” and interfering with his other acts of generating income.
I wish them luck since they are unwittingly pushing a law that will enact a statewide standard for identifying and reporting building defects…also known as a statewide building standard.
The above link will not last forever, so here is the article preserved for future readers: