Pier Superintendent Sentenced on Federal Gambling Conviction
January 25, 2013
Maher Terminal Pier Superintendent Joseph J. DiCosta appeared in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York on January 25, 2013 for sentencing before the Honorable Nicholas G. Garaufis. DiCosta had pleaded guilty to Illegal Gambling on June 6, 2012 before Judge Garaufis. At that time, DiCosta forfeited $100,000 of illegal gambling proceeds. DiCosta was sentenced to six months of twelve hours a day voice-verified residential curfew; three years of probation; attendance at a drug treatment program; and gambling and anger management counseling. DiCosta was also prohibited from any legal or illegal gambling and prohibited from owning a firearm. Additionally, DiCosta was prohibited from associating with known members of organized crime including avoiding any establishment known to be frequented by members of organized crime.
The matter was investigated by Waterfront Commission Detectives and Agents from the United States Department of Laborís Office of the Inspector General. DiCostaís Pier Superintendentís license has been suspended by Commission action since his arrest on December 9, 2011.