Checker Removed from Waterfront for Association with Genovese Soldier
June 4, 2013
Today the Commission unanimously revoked the registration of checker Leonard Moravek. The Commission found that Moravek associated with Joseph Queli, a convicted racketeer and a made member of the Genovese Crime Family. Queli was convicted of racketeering in 1999 and more recently in 2011 he was convicted of conspiracy to commit criminal usury and filing a false tax return. The association was based upon a loan that Moravek obtained from Queli. The Administrative Judge found that obtaining a loan from an organized crime figure was directly inimical to the policies of the Waterfront Commission Act. Based upon these actions it was also found that Moravek lacked the requisite good character and integrity necessary to be registered as a checker.