Checker Revoked by the Waterfront Commission for Impersonation of a Commission Employee, Violating a Restraining Order, Lying Under Oath, and Failing to Notify the Commission of Arrests
March 12, 2013
Today, the Commission unanimously revoked the registration of checker Vincenzo Conte. The Commission found that Conte lacked good character and integrity by having falsely pretended to be an employee of the Waterfront Commission, violating a restraining order, committing fraud in connection with a Commission interview, and failing to notify the Commission of seven arrests from 2001 to 2011.
Conte’s seven arrests were all related to the same victim, who received a temporary restraining order against him in 2004 following an alleged assault. Following an administrative hearing, the Administrative Law Judge found that, on February 22, 2011, Conte falsely identified himself as an employee of the Waterfront Commission and attempted to bribe a taxi driver in an attempt to locate the victim who still had a restraining order against Conte. Later in 2011, Conte violated the restraining order by driving to the victim’s home. Conte was charged with contempt for violating the restraining order and was convicted of the offense on August 6, 2012, in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Hudson County. When questioned at the Commission’s offices during a sworn interview, Conte falsely testified that he had not offered money to the cab driver to determine where the victim lived.
Following a hearing, the Administrative Law Judge recommended the revocation of Conte’s registration as a checker. The Commission agreed with the Judge’s findings and ordered the revocation.