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OATH and DFTA launch Senior Help program: On October 13, Commissioner and Chief Administrative Law Judge Joni Kletter and New York City Department for the Aging Commissioner Lorraine Cortes-Vasquez addressed a convening of senior center providers to announce the new OATH Senior Help program.

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COVID-19 Update

Pursuant to an order of the Chief Administrative Law Judge, hearings, trials, and other OATH operations are being conducted by telephone, videoconferencing, online, or mail, and in-person appearances are also available. For more information, visit OATH’s website at www.nyc.gov/oath.

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Trials Division

Personnel

Officer sent sexually explicit messages to purported underaged female.

ALJ Noel R. Garcia recommended termination of employment for a Department of Homeless Services Special Officer who sent sexually explicit messages to a person who purported to be a 14-year old female and who attempted to meet her to engage in sexual relations.

Dep’t of Social Services (Dep’t of Homeless Services) v. Castro, OATH Index No. 1746/21 (Sept. 27, 2021).

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Licensing

Suspension of licenses recommended.

ALJ Astrid B. Gloade recommended the Department of Buildings suspend a licensee’s general contractor and construction superintendent licenses for two years.

Dep’t of Buildings v. Xu, OATH Index No. 1179/20 (Sept. 24, 2021).

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Appeals Division decisions
(appeals from the Hearings Division)

The Appeals Division affirmed a $1000 fine for non-compliance with Commissioner’s COVID-19 order.

The Appeals Division affirmed a decision finding that an individual had failed to comply with the Health Commissioner’s COVID-19 order to quarantine upon his return from North Carolina to New York City after attending his grandfather’s funeral.

DOHMH v. Stephon Snell, Appeal No. 2100581 (September 23, 2021)

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