DOI Sees Record Number Of Arrests In 2008
By: NY1 News
It was a big year for crackdowns on fraud and corruption -- as the Department of Investigation doubled its number of arrests in 2008.
The department announced Wednesday that its work led to 848 arrests this year -- that's more than twice the total for 2007.
In its year-end report, DOI highlights its participation in an undercover operation that led to dozens of arrests in the Gambino and Genovese crime families.
The report also points to arrests involving illegal crane operations and fire code violations.
The Department of Investigation is responsible for investigating a wide range of crimes, from embezzlement to housing subsidy fraud.