Pier Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Federal Gambling Charge
June 6, 2012
Maher Terminal Pier Superintendent Joseph Joel DiCosta pleaded guilty to Illegal Gambling in front of
US District Court Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on June 6, 2012. DiCosta was ordered to forfeit $100,000 of illegal gambling proceeds in conjunction with his plea.
DiCosta will be sentenced on September 21, 2012 and faces up to 18 months in federal prison. DiCosta was arrested after an investigation by the Waterfront Commission
and the US Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector General. DiCosta’s license as a Pier Superintendent has been suspended by the Commission since his arrest on December 9, 2011.
The case is being prosecuted by the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.