From the Daily News:
A notorious Brooklyn architect accused of faking plans to skirt zoning laws has now been fined for failing to make proper inspections at another site, city officials said.
Robert Scarano was slapped with $2,800 in fines last month by the Environmental Control Board over shoddy excavation work last year at 170 North Fifth St. in Williamsburg, which damaged an adjacent building, officials said.
Department of Buildings officials said Scarano only did two inspections at the site during a 10-month period in 2007, instead of the required seven.
DOB inspectors also found excavation work at the property under Scarano’s oversight undermined a building at 602 Driggs Ave.