Longshoreman Convicted of Five Counts of Perjury
June 6, 2013
Today, in the Manhattan Supreme Court, after a 4 day trial before Judge Ronald A. Zweibel, a jury found longshoreman Dominick Dinapoli guilty of five counts of Perjury in the First Degree (Class D felonies). Dinapoli, a crane operator at Red Hook Container terminal, had committed perjury during a sworn Article 4 interview before the Waterfront Commission in connection with an investigation of Dinapoli's relationship with Mario Gallo, an organized crime associate, and prison inmates who had been at the same prison facilities as Mario Gallo. Dinapoli falsely testified about whether he knew that other longshoremen had interacted with Mario Gallo. He also falsely testified regarding whether he knew William Brown, a prison inmate, when, in truth, Dinapoli had sent seven postal money orders and Western Union money transfers for $300 each to William Brown's commissary account. Dinapoli has been suspended by the Commission from working on the waterfront since his arrest on August 1, 2012. Dinapoli faces up to seven years in prison on each count of his conviction when sentenced.
The case was investigated by the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor and prosecuted by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.