APPLICATION FOR WAREHOUSE POSITION ON THE WATERFRONT DENIED DUE TO APPLICANT’S FRAUD, DECEIT, AND MISREPRESENATION AND DANGER TO THE PUBLIC PEACE OR SAFETY.
August 14, 2017
Jason Williams, 41, of Newark, New Jersey had his application to work on the waterfront denied today by the Commission due to Williams’ fraud, deceit, and misrepresentation in his written application to work on the waterfront and during an in-person interview conducted at Commission offices, as well as due to the danger to the public peace or safety that Williams’s presence on the waterfront would create.
The Commission’s written application requests that applicants list, among other things, arrests and convictions. In the written application that he submitted in March 2016, Williams failed to list a number of arrests and convictions, including a conviction for aggravated assault in 1999 and an arrest for attempted murder in 2003.
Further, in October of 2016, during an interview at Commission offices, Williams persisted in failing to mention many of the same arrests and convictions that he omitted from his written application and only acknowledged them after being questioned about them by Commission staff.
A hearing was held on Williams’s application before a Commission administrative law judge in May of this year, and the judge thereafter found that the allegations regarding Williams’s failure to inform the Commission of a number of arrests and convictions had been established by a preponderance of the evidence; that Williams had engaged in fraud, deceit, and misrepresentation; and that his presence on the waterfront would create a danger to the public peace or safety, findings with which the Commission agreed.