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FORMER RAIL FOREMAN AT PNCT’S CHECKER REGISTRATION REVOKED AFTER CONVICTION IN THE “CHRISTMAS EXTORTION” RICO

September 13, 2016

     The Commission unanimously revoked the Checker registration of Ramiro Quintans of Basking Ridge, NJ. Quintans was the Rail Foreman at PNCT and extorted money from fellow longshoremen from their Container Royalty checks on behalf of the Genovese Organized Crime Family. Quintans was arrested on January 20, 2011 and immediately suspended by the Commission. On October 9, 2015 Quintans was convicted of Extortion Conspiracy in federal court in Newark.

    The Administrative Law Judge found that such conviction would have permitted his disqualification from inclusion in the longshore register as a checker upon original application and recommended revocation of his registration. The Commission agreed and revoked his checker registration.

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