Vehicle Lasher Surrenders Registration with Prejudice Following Charges of Cocaine Use and Fraud
July 17, 2017
Today, the Commission accepted the request of John E. Farley to surrender his registration as a maintenance man (vehicle lasher) with prejudice. He was facing charges at an administrative hearing that he had violated the Waterfront Commission Act. A Notice of Hearing included allegations of the following:
- Farley unlawfully possessed and used cocaine in or about or between 1993 and 2016.
- A drug test of Farley’s hair sample, submitted on or about February 24, 2017, tested positive for cocaine metabolites.
- He unlawfully possessed cocaine on or about November 2, 2016, resulting in an arrest that he failed to timely disclose to the Commission.
- He committed fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in securing inclusion in the longshoremen’s register as a maintenance man by failing to disclose cocaine use on his application and during a sworn interview.
The Commission’s Notice of Hearing alleged that Farley’s presence on the piers represents a danger to the public peace or safety. Today, the Commission barred Farley from the waterfront by accepting his request for the surrender of his registration as a maintenance man with prejudice.