By DAVID SEIFMAN, NY Post
Seven city building inspectors have come forward over the last 11 months to report being offered bribes of $45 to $3,000 to overlook violations during routine property inspections, the Department of Investigation reported yesterday.
Nine people were arrested, including a building superintendent, two dry cleaners, three contractors, a Brooklyn restaurant owner and a Queens homeowner.
Authorities said David Lima, 38, superintendent of 69 W. 107th St., offered two bribes totaling $3,000 after he was caught doing unlicensed electrical work.
The owner and an employee of Alice's Dry Cleaners, 74 Second Ave., each allegedly gave $200 to an inspector who detected unacceptable carbon monoxide readings from the store's boiler.