Saturday, February 27, 2010

FDNY inspector accused of faking Queens boiler checks

Jonathan Lemire
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

An FDNY Fire Prevention inspector was arrested yesterday for falsely claiming he inspected the boilers of 17 Queens homes, officials said.

Robert Stewart, 40, was charged with 38 counts of falsifying records after investigators determined that he simply sat in his car and filled out inspection certificates for the buildings on 154th and 162nd Sts. in Whitestone.

Stewart, who lives in Queens, was suspended without pay, FDNY officials said.

The FDNY will reinspect the boilers in question, officials said.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did he demand bribes so as not to perform the inspections? Or did he not perform the inspections out of laziness?

georgetheatheist said...
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Anonymous said...

What a creep!

Anonymous said...

HPD inspectors work exactly the same way.

ceiling on my head lady said...

Here is how the boilers will be tested in Bloomberg's New York: If they explode, taking out half a block in the process, then they fail. Otherwise everything is fine.

Don't forget, you take the money, but you also take the ax in your neck when it hits the fan and threatens blowback on your superiors.

Anonymous said...

They were more than likely ILLEGAL BOARDING HOUSE!!! and is the Inspector a friend of THE GOLDEN A** HOLE JOHN LUI? Just asking:)

Cherokeesista said...

The above comment was from me:) Cherokeesista:)

Anonymous said...

Maspeth Mom says...

And the FDNY wants landlords to go to prison for murder when there own people are shirking there work. NICE...

ceiling on my head lady said...

I don't believe laziness, but bribes were at work. All landlords are not savages, in fact, most are decent people trying to piece together a living in one of the most thankless of jobs, but some are real devils and will make their money over a pile of bodies.

Anonymous said...

Is this the same Robert Stewart that stole thousands of dollars from the NYC Dept.of Education. Where he worked as a school custodian engineer