USA Judo Disciplinary Actions


USA Judo adheres to Disciplinary Actions by Reciprocity with the following:


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PERMANENT/LIFETIME EXPULSION

These members or former members of USA Judo have been expelled from USA Judo membership, by order of the Board of Directors, with loss of all privileges, benefits, services such as Rank, Coaching Credentials, Club (Dojo) and Refereeing Certifications, as well as admittance to any sanctioned USA Judo events, such as Camps, Tournaments, Meetings, Clinics, USA Judo recognized Clubs and Seminars.

DANIEL DOYLE (OHIO)

  • Nature of grievance: Engaging in Illicit Sexual Conduct in a Foreign Place. Mr Doyle has entered a plea agreement with the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division at Dayton.
  • USA Judo Discipline Imposed: Lifetime expulsion from USA Judo

ANTHONY C ESPOSITO (ILLINOIS-WISCONSIN)

  • Nature of the grievance: Engaging in sexual assault of a child and related charges. Mr Esposito has been sentenced in Walworth County, WI.
  • USA Judo Discipline Imposed: Lifetime expulsion from USA Judo

PAUL HINKLEY (NEW YORK)

  • Nature of grievance: Attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activities.  Mr. Hinkley pleased guilty and was sentenced by the Southern District of New York.
  • USA Judo Discipline Imposed: Lifetime expulsion from USA Judo 

RYAN REBMANN (CALIFORNIA)

  • Nature of the grievance: Engaging in criminal sexual activity with a minor while serving as a coach and chaperone during an international judo trip that was not sanctioned by USA Judo.  Mr. Rebmann pleaded guilty to a criminal sexual act in the third degreen in the Queens Supreme Court in New York on September 16, 2009.
  • USA Judo Discipline Imposed: Lifetime exupulsion from USA Judo

SHAWN BROWN (FLORIDA)

  • Nature of offense: On November 1, 2019, the U.S. Center for SafeSport issued a decision that Shawn Brown violated the applicable policies as outlined in the SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement.
  • Sanction: Permanent Ineligibility
    The U.S Center for SafeSport issued the following Sanction: That Shawn Brown is permanently prohibited from participating, in any capacity, in any activity or competition authorized by, organized by, or under the auspices of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, the governing bodies recognized by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, and/or a Local Affiliated Organization of a national governing body recognized by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.
  • USA Judo Discipline: USA Judo adopts the Sanction imposed by the U.S. Center for SafeSport finding Shawn Brown Permanently Ineligible effective November 1, 2019.

TEMPORARY SUSPENSION

These members or former members of USA Judo have been temporarily suspended from USA Judo membership, by order of the U.S. Center for SafeSport and/or USA Judo’s Board of Directors, with loss of privileges as indicated.

  • Richard Lopez (OKLAHOMA)
    • Nature of offense: On November 18, 2019, the U.S. Center for SafeSport issues a decision that Richard Lopez violated applicable policies, as outlined in the SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement.
    • Sanction: 6-month suspension beginning November 8, 2019 and 2-year probation upon his return to sport.
      • For six months, beginning on November 8, 2019, Richard Lopez is prohibited from participating, in any capacity, in any program, activity, Event or competition sponsored by, organized by, or under the auspices of the USOPC, any NGB recognized by the USOPC, and/or any Local Affiliated Organization (LAO) of an NGB, or at a facility under the jurisdiction of the same.
      • 2- year Probation
      • Upon his return to sport, Respondent Richard Lopez will be on probation for a period of two (2) years. Probation is a specified period of time during which Respondent must not violate any provision of the SafeSport Code. If Respondent violates the Code during the probationary period, regardless of the severity of that violation(s), it will be considered a violation of this probation resulting in additional disciplinary sanctions, which are likely to include a period of suspension or permanent ineligibility. Respondent will only be on probation during time frames in which he is Participant as defined by the Code (e.g. if Respondent allows his membership to lapse during the term of probation, said probationary term will be tolled until Respondent reactivates his membership).
      • Additionally, as a term of his probation, Respondent must disclose his probationary status to any organization with the Olympic Movement where he is employed, volunteers, or otherwise participates, including the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), any National Governing Body (NGB) recognized by the USOPC, and/or a Local Affiliated Organization (LAO). During this period of probation, Respondent must proactively inform the relevant NGB if/when he becomes employed by, volunteers at, or otherwise participates with any new or different affiliated organization, club, or NGB. Failure to abide by these disclosure provisions may constitute a separate violation of the SafeSport Code.
    • USA Judo Discipline: USA Judo adopts the Sanction imposed by the U.S. Center for SafeSport suspending Richard Lopez for six months starting November 8, 2019, and then issuing a probationary period for two years upon his return to sport.

 

DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS OF USA JUDO BY RECIPROCITY

The following individuals have been permanently expelled by USA Judo by reciprocity with the United States Judo Association.

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  • Mel (Emilio) H. Augustine (CA)
  • Charles J. Baird (PA)
  • (Buddy) Bower (MA)
  • Francisco Edwardo Casuso (aka Francisco Edwardo Causo Perez) (AZ)
  • Marc Cohen (NY)
  • Jose F Franco (WA)
  • Robert Gelb (CT)
  • Mickey Jeff Hughes (TX)
  • Robert Martinez (NJ)
  • Benjamin Mills (CA)
  • Alvin K Miyatake (HI)
  • Michael E Overman (NC)
  • Luke W Reese (IN)
  • Gregory Rice (WA)
  • Jeffery Santella (FL)
  • Jackie Stern (FL)
  • Victor Vartic (CA)
  • Adler Volmer (FL)
  • Daniel Woltez (aka Wolzasz, Daniel Taze, Daniel Wooly, Daniel Jeffery Howard, Ryan Jeffery Howett, Daniel Victor Pons, Daniel N. Taze, Nicholas Taze, Daniel Andrew Wooley) (CA, HI, NV, Thailand, other states and locations)
  • Donald E. Wrobel (IN)
  • Harold Whittle (AZ)
  • Raymond A Williams (TX)
  • Travis Wilson, Jr (SC)
     

The following individuals have been suspended by USA Judo by reciprocity of the United States Judo Association.

  • Scott Evans (FL)
  • "Maykel" Mike Marino (FL) - 3 years beginning February 22, 2011
  • Donald Tyrell (TN)
  • Scott Vansice (FL)

The following individual has been permanently prohibited from teaching or having contact with any minor female students.

  • Phong (Ryan) T. Dang (WA).

The following individuals have been permanently expelled by USA Judo by reciprocity of the United States Judo Federation.

  • Alvin Miyatake (HI)
  • Dr. Carl DeCree (WA)
  • Peter Mitchell Gaughenbaugh (Anthony, FL)

The following individuals have been suspended by USA Judo by reciprocity of the United States Judo Federation.

  • none at this time
The following indidivuals have been list-banned from teaching students under the age of 18 by reciprocity of the United States Judo Federation
  • Bret Holmes