Port Watchman Application Denied for Fraud, Deceit and Misrepresentation and Lack of Good Character and Integrity
June 11, 2018
Today, the Commission denied the Port Watchman application of Michael Postorino, 28, of Sparta, New Jersey, following a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). The ALJ found that Postorino lacked the good character and integrity required of a Port Watchman and had committed fraud, deceit or misrepresentation as he falsely indicated on his sworn Application that he had never been arrested, when in fact he had been arrested in New Jersey and Florida. The ALJ further found that Postorino committed fraud, deceit or misrepresentation during his sworn Commission interview, where he once again denied his prior arrest history. After considering the entire record, the Commission adopted the ALJ’s findings and her recommendation to deny Postorino’s application for license as a Port Watchman.