Monday, April 5, 2010
DOT inspector charged with accepting bribes
From Fox 5:
A city Department of Transportation inspector faces charges of trying to shakedown employees of two businesses in order to look the other way about alleged sidewalk violations.
Kenrick Forde, 48, of Jamaica, Queens, was charged with grand larceny by extortion, bribe receiving, official misconduct, attempted grand larceny by extortion, attempted bribe receiving, according to the Department of Investigation.
Authorities busted Forde after the owner of a service garage in Brooklyn called cops to say that the inspector wanted a $50 bribe in other to drop a possible $450 summons for a vehicle parked on a sidewalk outside the business.
The owner of the garage directed his employee to give money to Forde in view of the security camera.