Longshoreman Application Withdrawn with Prejudice After Being Charged With Various Violations of Waterfront Commission Act, Including Criminal Convictions and Fraud, Deceit or Misrepresentation on His Application.
June 7, 2021
The Commission today accepted the request of Frank Tate, 31, of Ogdensburg, New Jersey, to withdraw with prejudice his Application for Registration as a Longshoreman, specifically as a Maintenance Man with sponsorship from Apexel, LLC. The Commission had charged Tate in a Notice of Hearing with 10 counts of violating the Waterfront Commission Act which were to be addressed at a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge. The Notice of Hearing included allegations that he been convicted on December 16, 2016 in New Jersey upon his plea of guilty, to Conspiracy to Possess CDS in violation of N.J.S.A. § 2C:5-2A (a crime in the third degree), along with a prior conviction for Criminal Mischief. Tate was further alleged to have committed fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation by falsely misrepresenting his arrest, employment and drug use history on his application.
Facing the aforementioned allegations of violating the Waterfront Commission Act, Tate requested the withdrawal with prejudice of his application for registration. The Commission accepted the request.