Published: June 20, 2007, NY Times
The developer of a multifamily house on Maple Street near Kings County Hospital Center was charged with bribery yesterday after offering a building inspector $1,000 to overlook a safety violation, city investigators said. The man, Vauguens Michel, 49, was charged with bribery and rewarding official misconduct, according to the Department of Investigation. Rose Gill Hearn, the investigation commissioner, said that Mr. Michel offered the bribe to an inspector who had found shoring work on the site to be inadequate. The inspector reported the offer to the Department of Investigation, Ms. Gill Hearn said.
Photo and more from Brownstoner: Developer Charged With Bribery of DOB Inspector