Last updated: October 03. 2013 11:07PM - 2799 Views
ANDREW M. SEDER aseder@timesleader.com

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The former executive director of the Luzerne County Redevelopment Authority had his land surveyor license suspended from his conviction of accepting a bribe in 2009.

H. Allen Bellas, of Kingston, had his license suspended by the state Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists because of a felony conviction, but it has since been reinstated after he completed eight hours of course work in professional ethics. That board also fined Bellas $1,000. Prosecutors say Bellas took the money in exchange for helping a contractor secure approval of financing for a construction project through the Tax Increment Financing program. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two years’ probation.

In other disciplinary actions handed out by state boards recently:

• David Gerard O’Malley, of Avoca, agreed to the permanent voluntary surrender of his medical license because he is unable to practice the profession with reasonable skill and safety to patients by reason of illness, addiction to drugs or alcohol, according to the state Board of Medicine.

• John A. Hornlein, a notary public from Wilkes-Barre, agreed to voluntarily and permanently surrendered his notary commission because he failed to be of good character, integrity and ability; and failed to be familiar with the duties and responsibilities of a notary public.

Three nurses in the county saw actions taken against their licenses by the state Board of Nursing:

• Kevin Warman, of Edwardsville, was automatically suspended for at least 10 years retroactive to June 4, 2013, based upon conviction of a felony in violation of the Drug Act.

• Allison C. Fasulka, of Wilkes-Barre, was indefinitely suspended for no less than three years, immediately stayed in favor of no less than three years probation, subject to terms and conditions as set forth in the agreement, because she is addicted to alcohol or hallucinogenic or narcotic drugs or other drugs which tend to impair judgment or coordination or has become mentally incompetent.

• Jessica Heinbach-Robinson, of Wilkes Barre, was indefinitely suspended because she failed to practice practical nursing with reasonable skill and safety to patients by reason of addiction.

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