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Suspended Longshoreman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Insurance Fraud and Surrenders Registration with Prejudice

October 11, 2016

Today the Commission accepted the Surrender with Prejudice of Rosario Savastano’s Longshoreman’s Registration. Savastano, 31, from Brooklyn, New York, had been a longshoreman since 2005. He agreed to surrender his longshoreman registration as part of a plea bargain that saw him plead guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Insurance Fraud on October 3, 2016 in Supreme Court in Richmond County. Savastano was one of nine individuals arrested on December 17, 2013 in Operation Shore Thing, a joint Waterfront Commission and NYPD investigation. Savastano was charged by indictment with Conspiracy in the fifth degree, Insurance Fraud in the third and fifth degrees, Grand Larceny in the third degree, and 2 counts of Falsifying Business Records in the first degree. Savastano had been suspended from working on the Port since the date of his arrest.

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