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USA Judo Disciplinary Actions


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


United States Judo Association  United States Judo Association

United States Judo Federation    United States Judo Federation



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.

MICAH BROOKS (MISSISSIPPI)

  • Nature of offense: On February 23, 2021, the U.S. Center for SafeSport issued a decision that Micah Brooks violated the applicable policies as outlined in the SafeSport Code for the US Olympic and Paralympic Movement.
  • Sanction: Ineligible Until Further Notice:
    • The U.S. Center for SafeSport issued the following sanction: Until further notice, beginning on February 23, 2021, Micah Brooks is 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 national governing bodies recognized by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, a Local Affiliated Organization of a national governing body recognized by the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, or at a facility under the jurisdiction of the same.
  • USA Judo Discipline: USA Judo adopts the Sanction imposed by the U.S. Center for SafeSport finding Micah Brooks ineligible until further notice, effective February 23, 2021.

JUNE ENCARNACION (WASHINGTON)

  • Nature of offense: On August 24, 2021, the U.S. Center for SafeSport issued a decision that June Encarnacion 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 June Encarnacion 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 June Encarnacion Permanently Ineligible effective August 24, 2021.

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.

  • Everet Desilets (RHODE ISLAND)
    • Nature of offense: On August 9, 2021, the U.S. Center for SafeSport issued a decision that Everet Desilets violated applicable policies, as outlined in the SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement.
    • Sanction: 5-year Suspension beginning August 9, 2021 and 2-year probation upon return to sport.
      • Everet Desilets is prohibited for five (5) years from participating, in any capacity, in any event, program, activity, or competition authorized by, organized by, or under the auspices of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), the National Governing Bodies recognized by the USOPC, a Local Affiliated Organization as defined by the Code, any Paralympic Sports Organization (PSO), or t a facility under the jurisdiction of the same.
      • 2- year Probation
        • Upon return to sport within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, Everet Desilets will be on Probation for two (2) years. Probation is a specified period during which Everet Desilets must not violate any provision of the Code. Any violation of the Code, regardless of severity, will be considered a violation of this probation and will result in additional disciplinary sanctions, likely including a period of suspension or permanent ineligibility. Everet Desilets will only be on probation during time frames in which he is a Participant as defined by the Code (e.g., if Everet Desilets allows his membership to lapse during the term of probation, the probationary term will be tolled until Everet Desilets reactivates his membership).
        • Additionally, as a term of this probation, Everet Desilets must disclose his probationary status to any organization within the Olympic & Paralympic Movement where he is employed, volunteers, or otherwise participates, including the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), the National Governing Bodies recognized by the USOPC, a Local Affiliated Organization as defined by the Code, any Paralympic Sports Organization (PSO), or at a facility under the jurisdiction of the same. During this period of probation, Everet Desilets must proactively inform the relevant NGB if he becomes employed by, volunteers at, or otherwise participates with any new or different affiliated organization, club, or NGB. Failure to follow these disclosure provisions may constitute a separate violation of the SafeSport Code.
      • No Contact Order
        • Everet Desilets is prohibited from communicating in any way with Claimant during the term of his suspension and probation (and any tolling periods as described above). Communication includes, but is not limited to: contact by phone, through email or text message, via any social media application or other electronic medium, in-person interactions (verbal and non-verbal), or contact facilitated through a third party. Should Everet Desilets and Claimant happen to be in the same place at the same time, in addition to refraining from any form of communication, Everet Desilets should make reasonable efforts to keep his distance and avoid getting too close to Claimant.
    • USA Judo Discipline: USA Judo adopts the Sanction imposed by the U.S. Center for SafeSport suspending Everet Desilets for five (5) years starting August 9, 2021 and then issuing a probationary period for two years upon his return to sport.

 

TEMPORARY ACTIONS AND ADMINISTRATIVE HOLDS OF USA JUDO

The following individual(s) have been given temporary actions or placed on an administrative hold by USA Judo and the US Center for SafeSport:

  • None at this time

 

DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS OF USA JUDO BY RECIPROCITY

United States Judo Association

The following individual(s) have been permanently expelled by USA Judo by reciprocity with the United States Judo Association

USJA Expelled and Suspended List

  • Mel (Emilio) H. Augustine (CA)
  • Charles J. Baird (PA)
  • (Buddy) Bower (MA)
  • Francisco Edwardo Casuso (aka Francisco Edwardo Causo Perez) (AZ)
  • Dr. Carl De Cree (WA)
  • Marc Cohen (NY)
  • Jose F Franco (WA)
  • Peter M. Gaughenbaugh (FL)
  • Robert Gelb (CT)
  • Paul Hinkley (NY/NJ)
  • Mickey Jeff Hughes (TX)
  • David Leonard (CA)
  • Howard Lewis (FL)
  • John Mathis Watson III (CA)
  • Benjamin Mills (CA)
  • Alvin K Miyatake (HI)
  • Michael E Overman (NC)
  • Luke W Reese (IN)
  • Gregory Rice (WA)
  • Jeffery Santella (FL)
  • Jackie Stern (FL)
  • Fletcher Thornton (CA)
  • 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 individual(s) have been suspended by USA Judo by reciprocity of the United States Judo Association.

  • Marc Cohen (NY) - until 06/01/2022
  • Scott Evans (FL)
  • "Maykel" Mike Marino (FL) - 3 years beginning February 22, 2011
  • Dion Rizzuto (FL)
  • Donald Tyrell (TN)
  • Scott Vansice (FL)
  • Jack Vetto (FL) – until 01/24/2014

 

United States Judo Federation

The following individual(s) have been permanently expelled by USA Judo by reciprocity with the United States Judo Federation:

USJF Expelled and Suspended List

  • Mel (Emilio) H. Augustine (CA)
  • Dr. Carl DeCree (WA)
  • Peter Mitchell Gaughenbaugh (Anthony, FL)
  • Alvin Miyatake (HI)

The following individual(s) has been permanently prohibited from teaching or having contact with any minor female students:

  • Phong (Ryan) T. Dang (WA).

The following individual(s) have been suspended by USA Judo by reciprocity of the United States Judo Federation.

  • None at this time

The following individual(s) have temporary restrictions placed on them by USA Judo by reciprocity with the United States Judo Federation.

  • None at this time

The following indidivual(s) have been list-banned from teaching students under the age of 18 by reciprocity of the United States Judo Federation

  • Bret Holmes