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Commission Suspends Two Port Elizabeth Foremen After Separate Arrests.

July 20, 2017

   Today the Commission suspended Port Elizabeth Foremen Paul Moe, Sr. and Brian Rei and issued Notices of Hearing after their separate arrests.

   Paul Moe Sr., 66, of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, was arrested today and charged in an indictment with one count of Wire Fraud Conspiracy and 13 substantive counts of Wire Fraud.

   According to the indictment:

   From September 2015 through March 2017, Moe fraudulently collected a compensation package that paid him almost $500,000 annually while showing up at his job site for as little as eight hours per week. In order for Moe to collect his $9,300 weekly paycheck, other conspirators submitted false timesheets each day on his behalf and even credited him for up to 16 hours of overtime a day. The 13 substantive wire fraud counts consist of one-week increments in which Moe – having either failed to appear at the job site or while being out of state or out of the country – was paid as if he had been on the job for a minimum of 40 hours a week.

   Moe was suspended pending his administrative hearing on the charges. The US Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey is prosecuting the case.

   Brian Rei, 42, of Rahway, NJ was also suspended yesterday pending an administrative hearing after his arrest on July 14, 2017, in Union County, New Jersey, for Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Mr. Rei is accused of driving while under the influence of alcohol with his nine (9) year old daughter in his car. An alcotest machine revealed that his blood alcohol concentration was .15% BAC. He was charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. § 2C:24-4 A(2), a crime of the second degree. The Union County Prosecutor’s Office is prosecuting the criminal matter.

   Mr. Rei’s Notice of Hearing further accuses him of bringing an unauthorized female past security gates and onto the terminal on the evening of October 13, 2016 by directing her to wear his security vest which contained his credentials, with the intent of convincing port security officers that she had the proper credentials for admission, which he knew that she did not.

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