NH contractor pleads responsible to utilizing unlicensed electrician on residence renovation project

Aug. 2—A New Hampshire contractor pleaded guilty past 7 days to employing an unlicensed electrician on a Peterborough household renovation undertaking, officers claimed.

Einar Barenholtz, 40, of Wilton pleaded responsible Wednesday and was sentenced in Hillsborough County Superior Court — Northern District on one Course A misdemeanor depend of accomplice to unlicensed electrical installations, Lawyer General John Formella claimed in a statement.

Between Sept. 13 and Oct. 18, 2018, Barenholtz — through his firm, Manifest Builders — served as typical contractor on a residence renovation job in Peterborough, officials reported.

Barenholtz subcontracted an unlicensed electrician to make electrical installations at the residence, court docket documents demonstrate, which includes setting up electrical conductors, fittings, equipment, and fixtures for heating, lighting, or ability functions in the household and an adjacent barn.

Barenholtz was sentenced to 6 months in jail, suspended for a interval of 2 many years, and a $2,000 fantastic, of which $1,500 was suspended for a time period of 2 yrs.

The sentence is conditioned on Barenholtz not participating, working with, hiring, or supervising any unlicensed worker, laborer, contractor, or subcontractor — impartial or usually — who is normally expected to be licensed by any point out or federal entity to carry out the do the job or process they are executing.

Barenholtz is also prohibited from undertaking perform as a contractor, both basic or sub, without the need of obtaining the suitable permits as expected by federal, condition or local officials.

Barenhotlz should complete 40 several hours of group service and is prohibited from obtaining get in touch with with the house owners, officials mentioned in a statement.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant Legal professional General John Garrigan of the Customer Safety and Antitrust Bureau.

Buyers with customer-linked problems or concerns can connect with the Attorney General’s Consumer Details Line at 1-888-468-4454 or file a criticism on line at doj.nh.gov/buyer/problems.