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In Re Jefferson Rodriguez, Petitioner v. Raymond Kelly

New York Supreme and/or Appellate Courts Appellate Division, First Department


January 29, 2013

IN RE JEFFERSON RODRIGUEZ, PETITIONER,
v.
RAYMOND KELLY, ETC., ET AL., RESPONDENTS.

Matter of Rodriguez v Kelly

Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.

This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Decided on January 29, 2013

Andrias, J.P., Sweeny, DeGrasse, Freedman, Richter, JJ.

Determination of respondent Commissioner of the City of New York Department of Finance, dated March 12, 2010, terminating petitioner's employment as a deputy sheriff for the City of New York, unanimously confirmed, the petition denied and the proceeding brought pursuant to CPLR article 78 (transferred to this Court by order of Supreme Court, New York County [Barbara Jaffe, J.], entered February 9, 2011), dismissed, without costs.

Substantial evidence supports the findings that petitioner falsely reported that he was unable to work from October 2008 to June 2009; that he engaged in unauthorized outside employment; and that he lied under oath when he denied engaging in such outside employment at his workers' compensation hearing. There exists no basis to disturb the credibility determinations of the Administrative Law Judge (see generally Matter of Berenhaus v Ward, 70 NY2d 436, 443-444 [1987]).

The penalty of termination does not shock our sense of fairness (see e.g. Matter of Cherry v Horn, 66 AD3d 556 [1st Dept 2009]).

THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST DEPARTMENT.

ENTERED: JANUARY 29, 2013

CLERK

20130129

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