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Frederick Ippolito's company denied permit renewal by Oyster Bay

Former Town of Oyster Bay planning commissioner Fred

Former Town of Oyster Bay planning commissioner Fred Ippolito leaves federal court in Central Islip on Jan. 26, 2016. Ippolito pleaded guilty to tax fraud. Credit: James Carbone

The town of Oyster Bay has denied an application from former Planning and Development Commissioner Frederick Ippolito’s company for renewal of a waste removal permit.

Ippolito’s company, CAI Associates Ltd., does business under the name National Snow Removal.

“CAI/National’s permit wasn’t reissued due to the fact that the application has inaccuracies,” said Town Clerk James Altadonna, Jr.

“In the application the principal did not disclose criminal issues,” Altadonna said on Friday.

Ippolito pleaded guilty on Jan. 26 to one count of income tax evasion in the U.S. Eastern District Court for failing to report income from Carlo Lizza & Sons Paving, Inc and a member of the Lizza family.

Ippolito’s sentencing date has not been set.

“I have a public trust and I honor that public trust,” Altadonna said.

Under Oyster Bay’s town code, a permit application can be denied if the applicant, or members or officers of the applicant company, have been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony “which in the judgment of the license commissioner renders the applicant unfit or undesirable to carry on the trade or occupation involved.”

Altadonna said that further research showed that CAI Associates did not pay a required bond fee of $250 last year when its permit was last renewed.

The company had a contract with the Syosset Public Library for snow removal in the past but the library hired a new vendor last year.

Ippolito did not respond to a query about the permit denial made through his criminal defense attorney. Town code allows Ippolito to appeal the denial to Town Board.

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