DOCK WORKER SUSPENDED AFTER ARREST FOR WITNESS TAMPERING AND OTHER CRIMES
April 26, 2016
Courtney Wallace, 35, a longshore worker from Irvington, New Jersey, was arrested on Friday, April 22, 2016 by Detectives from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and the Waterfront Commission. She was charged with Witness Tampering, Providing False Information to Law Enforcement and False Swearing. Witness Tampering is a third degree offense for which the maximum sentence is a five years imprisonment. The charges against Wallace stem from false criminal allegations she made last year against another longshoreman that resulted in the arrest of that longshoreman. In a search incident to arrest, a bottle of urine was recovered from Wallace. She stated that the urine came from her son and that she carried the clean urine around with her in case she was ever drug tested in connection with her job at the Port.
On April 26, 2016, the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor voted to temporarily suspend Courtney Wallace’s Longshoremen Registration pending the outcome of an Administrative Hearing on the charges. The Union County Prosecutor’s Office is handling the criminal prosecution.