Don Johnson used to
be a familiar face in Duneland’s real estate market.
Then, in November
2010, the Indiana Attorney General’s Office brought a 33-count
administrative complaint against him, alleging numerous improprieties on
In June 2012,
Johnson and the Indiana Real Estate Commission (IREC) reached a negotiated
settlement, under which the IREC suspended his broker’s license for three
years and ordered him to pay $15,000 in consumer restitution.
But when Johnson
failed to pay the first $5,000 installment of that restitution, the IREC
revoked his broker’s license permanently.
The IREC had
previously concluded the following about Johnson’s practices: