Longshoreman Applicant Withdraws Application with Prejudice After Being Charged with Multiple Violations of the Waterfront Commission Act
March 15, 2023
The Waterfront Commission accepted the request of Tyler Dusko, 24, of South Amboy, New Jersey, to withdraw with prejudice his application for registration as a longshoreman with sponsorship from Maher Terminals, LLC. Dusko faced 11 counts of violating the Waterfront Commission Act.
Specifically, Dusko was charged by the Commission with multiple instances of fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation on his application regarding his use of a controlled dangerous substance or narcotic or hallucinogenic drug, including cocaine, as well as his regarding prior arrests. He was also charged with fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in connection with his sworn Commission interview regarding his denial of any cocaine or other illegal drug use when a subsequent drug test allegedly revealed the presence of cocaine in Dusko’s hair. The Commission alleged that in light of the foregoing, Dusko’s presence at the piers or other waterfront terminals constitutes a danger to the public peace or safety. Rather than proceed with his administrative hearing, Dusko requested the withdrawal with prejudice of his application.