GLENS FALLS -- A Glens Falls man who is on parole for a felony drug conviction was arrested Wednesday for indicating he did not have a criminal record in order to get a cab driver license, police said.
Joseph Bongiorno, 51, of Cherry Street was charged with second-degree offering a false instrument for filing after an investigation by Glens Falls Police, authorities said.
He applied recently for a license to drive a cab in Glens Falls, and when asked if he had a misdemeanor or felony record, he said no, Glens Falls Police Detective Lt. Peter Casertino said.
Bongiorno was convicted of a felony count of criminal possession of a controled substance in 2008 in what was then the biggest cocaine bust in Warren County history. Police said 6 ounces of the drug was seized from his then-home on West Mountain Road in Queensbury.
He was sentenced to 7 years in state prison in 2008, and was paroled on Jan. 7.
The arrest resulted in Bongiorno being charged with violating parole as well.
He was arraigned and sent to Warren County Jail.
Glens Falls Police officers Kyle Diamond and Brian Russell made the arrest.