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Sanitation worker suspended after taking one-hour motel ‘meeting’

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Story thanks to nypost.com and Yoav GonenShari Logan and Mark Moore. Links provided:
Dec, 2016  He picked the perfect vehicle for this detour.
A city sanitation worker used his garbage truck to drive to a hot-sheets motel in Brooklyn, where he had a one-hour “meeting,” according to public records revealed Monday.
Neil Puglia hit the Oasis Motel — where rooms conveniently go for $60 an hour — on July 16, while the hulking trash hauler sat parked at the curb outside.
There was just one problem with his plan — the huge white truck stuck out like a sore thumb and someone reported him to officials at the Sanitation Department, which suspended him and penalized him five days pay, or more than $1,000.
Puglia admitted to the city Conflicts of Interest Board that he used his truck to visit the motel on Flatlands Avenue in East New York after first dropping off a co-worker at that man’s son’s baseball game, city records show.
He told officials he then went to the motel “to meet someone for approximately an hour,” the deposition said.
In a Facebook post written on the same day as the visit, a commentor put up a picture of Puglia’s truck parked at the motel along with a claim that the garbage man picked up a woman, took her inside and came out about a half-hour later.
Puglia, a five-year Sanitation Department veteran who earns $78,886 a year, was slapped with a five-day suspension without pay, which would amount to $1,192.65, according to COIB papers.
His partner, agreed to a three-day suspension, valued at about $861.
Puglia did not respond to calls for comment, while his lawyer declined to comment.
The motel, which rents rooms on a nightly and hourly basis, sits on a desolate and rundown stretch of Flatlands Avenue and is partially surrounded by a beige concrete wall topped with razor wire.
Travel Web sites Expedia and Yelp describe the place as anything but an oasis, with the motel getting just 1¹/₂ stars on each.
Anonymous users of the Web sites claim to have seen hookers and pimps loitering in the lobby with their johns, rooms smelling of urine, and drug deals openly taking place on the sidewalk.
An Expedia user from Maryland named David gave his room at the Oasis one out of five stars, saying “‘Working Women’ everywhere inside and out. ‘Adult films’ on every other channel. Actually witnessed a drug bust with 10 cops in the parking lot near my car.”
While The Post didn’t witness any prostitution or drug dealing during an afternoon visit Monday, an inside vending machine offered $4 Rough Rider condoms and $2 travel-sized bottles of Lubriderm lotion.
When asked about comments that hookers and pimps use the motel for liaisons, a clerk at the front desk said the motel has been “recently renovated.” A manager could not be reached for comment.
Not all reviews were negative — and TripAdvisor actually gave the place three stars. Some touted the motel’s proximity to JFK Airport and its bargain prices.
“I live in California so hen i travel i really look for convenient, comfortable stay. and Oasis has it all. it’s close to airport and also great customer service!” Nili N. said on Trip Advisor.
http://nypost.com/2016/12/12/sanitation-worker-suspended

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