Manhattan prosecutors won't charge the city or state in the Deutsche Bank blaze that killed two firefighters - although several agencies were supposed to ensure the Ground Zero building was safe.
Instead, the district attorney's office plans to ask a grand jury to bring manslaughter charges against a mob-tied subcontractor, John Galt Corp., and corruption charges against 14 individuals hired to demolish the toxic tower, three reliable sources said.
District Attorney Robert Morgenthau is negotiating with the city to make some admission of guilt in the August 2007 blaze, including admitting the Fire Department failed to inspect the building every 15 days, as required.
None of the agencies that was supposed to inspect the tower - including the Fire Department and the Department of Buildings - will be directly implicated.
In Deutsche bank blaze, DA to charge mob-tied subcontractor John Galt Corp. with manslaughter