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Oregon Man Pleads to False Statements About Lead Disclosure Forms

Release Date: 04/14/2005
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Contact: Stacie Findon-Keller, 202-564-7338 /

(04/14/05) Long Dang Bui, a landlord and manager of multiple properties in Portland, Ore., pleaded guilty on April 5, in U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon in Portland to making false statements about lead paint disclosure forms. In July 2003, Bui falsely told inspectors from EPA and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that lead paint disclosure forms he submitted for four of his tenants were accurate. In reality, the forms had false signatures and were back-dated. Not disclosing the presence of lead paint to tenants can expose tenants, and especially their children, to potential lead poisoning. When sentenced, Bui faces a maximum possible sentence of up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000. The case was investigated by the Portland Office of EPA's Criminal Investigation Division and the HUD Inspector General's Office. It is being prosecuted by the U.S. attorney's office in Portland.