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Petition for Restoration of Registration Denied for Recent
Drug Use and Fraud, Deceit or Misrepresentation

January 18, 2022

The Petition of Scott McGuirl, 55, of Somerville, New Jersey, for Restoration of Registration, was denied by the Commission for recent drug use and for fraud, deceit or misrepresentation on his Petition, as well as on his original Longshoreman Application and during an Article IV interview.

In 1999, the Petitioner was issued a temporary registration as a maintenance man which was canceled after he failed a drug test and his Application was subsequently denied. In 2021, however, he submitted a Petition for Restoration of his registration. On his Petition Supplement, as well as in his original Longshoreman Application in 1999, he denied having ever used any narcotic or hallucinogenic drugs. During an Article IV interview under oath with the Commission, the Petitioner also denied at first having used any narcotic or hallucinogenic drugs. However, he subsequently admitted to having tried cocaine before he began working on the port.

The Petitioner was then sent for both hair and urine drug tests which revealed the presence of MDMA, commonly known as “Ecstasy” in his hair sample. Based on the fraud, deceit or misrepresentation on both his current Petition Supplement and on his original 1999 Application, as well as during his Article IV interview, coupled with his positive drug test in 2021, the Commission denied his Petition.

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