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LONGSHOREMAN’S TEMPORARY REGISTRATION REVOKED AND APPLICATION DENIED FOR THEFT AND ILLEGAL DRUG USE

March 28, 2017

On March 28, 2017, the Commission unanimously revoked the temporary longshoreman registration of Michael Natoli of Belle Harbor, New York, as well as denied his application for permanent inclusion in the longshore register.

Natoli’s temporary registration has been suspended since April 28, 2015, after his arrest for stealing over $1000 worth of copper tubing from a refrigeration company in Brooklyn, New York.

The Administrative Hearing was held on January 11, 2017 before an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”). The ALJ determined that the Commission proved all the charges contained in the Amended Notice of Hearing, including that Natoli stole copper tubing on October 30, 2014, attempted to steal additional copper tubing on December 4, 2014; used illegal drugs while registered by the Commission; and committed fraud, deceit or misrepresentation on two sworn documents submitted to the Commission, including his application, by denying his drug use. The ALJ recommended revocation of his temporary registration and denial of his application.

After considering the entire record, and hearing from Natoli himself, the Commission unanimously ordered that Natoli’s temporary longshoreman registration be revoked and his application denied.

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