Applicant Barred from Waterfront for Convictions and Other Crimes and Fraud on His Application
August 28, 2017
Today, the Commission denied the application of Kyer Beachum, a.k.a. Devin Higgs, for inclusion in the Waterfront Commission Register as a warehouseman. Following an administrative hearing, the Commission found that Beachum had been convicted of Attempted Enterprise Corruption, Robbery, Receiving Stolen Property and Possession with Intent to Distribute (all felonies or high misdemeanors). In addition, the Commission further found that Beachum had been convicted of Criminal Trespass (a crime in the fourth degree), a conviction that the Waterfront Commission Act specifically states may form the basis of denial. The Commission further found that Beachum had committed fraud on his application by failing to disclose arrests leading to charges for Kidnapping, Robbery, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Assault (twice), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (twice) and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (twice), in addition to other disqualifying frauds.
After a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) to determine whether to deny his application, the ALJ found that Beachum had committed fraud, deceit or misrepresentation on his application and that his presence at the Port of New York district was a danger to the public peace or safety. Today, the Commission adopted the ALJ’s recommendation and denied Beachum’s application.