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Lasher Denied Permanent Registration

November 25, 2019

The Waterfront Commission today revoked the temporary registration of Lasher Philip Barbella, 24, of Staten Island, NY, as well as denied his application for permanent inclusion in the longshoremen’s register following a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ).

The ALJ determined that the Commission proved all of the charges contained in the Notice of Hearing, including that: Barbella had used illegal drugs while temporarily registered by the Commission causing him to test positive on a drug test following an accident while at work; and that he committed fraud, deceit and misrepresentation on two sworn documents submitted to the Commission by falsely denying his prior drug use. The ALJ found that given these acts, Barbella’s presence at the piers or other waterfront terminals in the Port of New York District constitutes a danger to the public peace or safety. After considering the entire record, the Commission adopted the ALJ’s findings and her recommendation that Barbella’s temporary registration be revoked and his application for permanent inclusion be denied.

Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor