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Maintenance Man Application Denied for Multiple Frauds, Deceits & Misrepresentations

May 17, 2021

The Commission denied the Application for Longshoreman Registration as a Maintenance Man for Eric M. Lainez, 41, of Rahway, New Jersey, following a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in March 2021.

The ALJ found that Lainez had committed numerous instances of fraud, deceit or misrepresentation on two (2) separate Longshoreman Applications: one from April 2016, and another from April 2019. In each application, Lainez misrepresented both his arrest and driver’s license suspension history. He also falsely denied that he had never used, tried or experimented with a controlled substance, including marijuana. Finally, he falsely denied that he had been required to repay a government-issued benefit, that being unemployment insurance. In each application, Lainez falsely attested to the truthfulness of the statements made in those applications.

The ALJ further determined that the presence of Lainez at the piers or other waterfront terminals in the Port of New York district would constitute a danger to the public peace or safety of the waterfront based on his numerous instances of fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation. Thus, the ALJ recommended that the Commission deny his Application for Longshoreman Registration as a Maintenance Man. The Commission agreed with the ALJ’s recommendation and denied Lainez’s application.

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