Construction Contractors Accused of Bribery
By Staff Reporter of the Sun
City investigators arrested four construction contractors accused of attempting to bribe building inspectors, the commissioner of the Department of Investigation, Rose Gill Hearn, announced yesterday.
Two of the contractors were accused of offering bribes in exchange for professional licenses for which they were not qualified. Two others were arrested for trying to bribe inspectors to overlook safety violations at work sites.
The arrests began in October and ended Monday, investigators said. The suspects included Frank Basile, 31, of Yonkers, Fayyaz Nawaz, 47, of Queens, Joinal Abdin, 45, of Brooklyn, and Randy Dicks, 47, of Freeport.