Friday, October 19, 2007

Gym owner treated like punching bag

The process of trying to reopen a Curves Gym that was shuttered by the NYC Department of Buildings last July hasn’t been easy.

The department told the owner of the Springfield Gardens gym, Shauwana Dill-Darby, that the certificate of occupancy was invalid because the contractor she hired allegedly forged an engineer’s signature on the documents used for its acquisition. According to District Attorney Richard Brown, the contractor, Satroghaun Singh, repeated the practice on nearly 300 other documents related to building plans in Queens.

Owner Still Mopping Up Mess From Contractor

Besides the certificate of occupancy, he also forged the signatures of inspectors who were supposed to review the building’s plumbing and air conditioning systems.

The buildings department’s Web site shows that a vacate order still exists on the property, which means the gym is still not allowed to be open, a spokeswoman said.

Photo from Queens Chronicle


Anonymous said...

That's outrageous.

verdi said...

Nothing's outrageous in Queens!