Longshoreman's Registration Revoked For Fraud And Illegal Drug Use
April 18, 2017
On April 18, 2017, the Commission unanimously revoked the longshoreman registration of Orlando Lee, of Union, New Jersey.
Lee’s registration was previously revoked by the Commission in 2013 for illegal drug use and committing fraud, deceit or misrepresentation during a Commission interview in regards to that illegal drug use. Lee was then issued temporary probationary registration after providing proof of rehabilitation and was issued permanent registration in February 2015. In 2016, Lee again used an illegal drug and committed fraud, deceit or misrepresentation during a May 2016 Commission interview regarding his illegal drug use.
The Administrative Hearing was held on December 28, 2016 before an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”). The ALJ determined that the Commission proved all the charges contained in the Notice of Hearing, including that Lee used an illegal drug while registered by the Commission, he committed fraud, deceit or misrepresentation during his May 2016 Commission interview regarding his illegal drug use, and Lee committed these offenses after having been previously revoked for illegal drug use and fraud during a Commission interview. The ALJ determined that Lee’s presence at the piers or other waterfront terminals constitutes a danger to the public peace or safety and recommended revocation of his registration. After considering the entire record, the Commission unanimously ordered that Lee’s longshoreman registration be revoked.