Former Longshoreman Barred from Returning to Waterfront After He Failed to Report to Work, Worked Off of the Waterfront When He Claimed Incapacitation, and Committed Multiple Acts of Fraud, Deceit, or Misrepresentation
September 25, 2018
Today, the Commission unanimously ordered the denial of a request by Anthony N. Inglima, Jr., 35, of Staten Island, New York, for reinstatement of his registration as a longshoreman. Inglima had initially been registered on March 31, 2014 as a referral of the New York Shipping Association. In 2015, he failed to report to work or make himself available for work as a longshoreman pursuant to regulatory requirements. On January 28, 2016, his registration as a longshoreman was deactivated because of incapacitation. On August 8, 2018, Inglima submitted a Request for Reinstatement on the Longshoremen’s Register after he claimed that he was no longer incapacitated.
After reviewing his Request and related evidence, the Commission concluded that Inglima had failed to work as required in 2015 because he decided to buy and abuse drugs rather than attend and participate in a rehabilitation program to treat his addiction. He did not seek rehabilitation until after the relevant period under consideration. In 2017, when he was supposedly incapacitated, he worked at three jobs off of the waterfront, which he failed to disclose as required on his Request for Reinstatement. He also failed to properly disclose an arrest for assaulting his father in 2018 and then, during a sworn interview, falsely denied that the assault had occurred.
In light of these findings, the Commission denied Inglima’s Request for Reinstatement on the Longshoremen’s Register.