Plea in Long Island Corruption Probe
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A Long Island prosecutor has announced a guilty plea by the man at the center of a 2007 probe into corruption at the Town of North Hempstead's building department.
Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice says David Wasserman -- formerly North Hempstead's top Building Department official -- has pleaded guilty to five felonies and two misdemeanors. Nassau County Court Judge William Donnino says he will sentence Wasserman on July 1 to a year in jail.
Tuesday's plea is the third in connection with the 16-month probe. Rice says other cases remain active.
The DA says Wasserman, a resident of Roslyn, doctored plans and permit applications to conceal conflicting outside employment while working for the town. He pleaded guilty to grand larceny, offering a false instrument for filing, falsifying business records and receiving unlawful gratuities.