Application to Work as a Maintenance Man Denied
Due to Vehicular Manslaughter Conviction
January 4, 2022
The Waterfront Commission today denied the application of Harry Kyreakedes, 32, of Dobbs Ferry, New York, as a Maintenance Man, following a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in September 2021.
ALJ Cataldo Fazio found that Kyreakedes operated a motor vehicle while having .18 of one per centum of alcohol in his blood (more than twice the legal limit), and, as a result of his intoxication, crashed his car into a parking meter and then a tree killing his passenger, Longshoreman Isaac Ward. The ALJ also found that Kyreakedes was convicted of a felony, within the meaning of the Waterfront Commission Act, Part I, Article VIII, Section 3(a), upon his plea of guilty on October 27, 2017, in the Superior Court of the State New York, Westchester County, to Vehicular Manslaughter in the First Degree, in violation of N.Y.P.L. § 125.13(01), a class C felony, and that as a consequence thereof, he was sentenced to a term of 2 ½ to 7 ½ years of incarceration with a parole supervision maximum expiration date of July 2, 2025. Under the Waterfront Commission Act, the Commission can deny an application where an applicant has been previously convicted of a felony by any federal or state court. In addition, the ALJ found that as a result of his actions which caused the death of Ward, Kyreakedes’ presence on the Port of New York District would constitute a danger to the public peace or safety. Accordingly, the ALJ recommended that Kyreakedes’ application be denied, a recommendation which the Commission followed.