|Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor
October 19, 2010
ILA Local 1 Trustee and Shop Steward charged with Theft
in the Second Degree and Falsifying Records.
On October 19, 2010, William A. Vitale, a shop steward at Maher Terminals and Trustee for ILA Local 1, was charged with theft of over $75,000 by deception, a crime of the 2nd degree, and falsifying records, a crime of the 4th degree.
The complaint alleges that Vitale created a false impression that he was working at Maher Terminals, and he was paid for such work when, in fact, he was not working. Vitale was also alleged to have intentionally deceived Maher Terminals, by causing false payroll records to be submitted.
The case is being prosecuted by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Division of Criminal Justice.