Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bribe maker gets 2 years in prison

From the NY Post:

A Long Island crane company official will spend two to six years behind bars after he was found guilty of bribing the city’s former chief crane inspector.

Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance announced the sentencing today of Michael Sackaris, 50, the owner of Nu-Way Crane Service in Suffolk County from 2002 to 2007.

"Fatal crane accidents have cut short too many lives in New York City," said Vance. "Bribing a city employee -- particularly one charged with ensuring the public's safety -- is more than a criminal affront to the taxpayers who expect honest services from the city's workforce. It put New Yorkers at an unnecessary and unacceptable risk."

Vance also said city residents were "fortunate that no one was directly injured by the defendant's actions."

Sackaris gave about 20 cash bribes, from $200 to $500 each time, between December 2000 and January 2008 to James Delayo, who served as the buildings department’s acting chief inspector of cranes and derricks, Vance said.

Delayo was sentenced in June to two to six years in prison for taking bribes to fake inspection and licensing exam results.


Anonymous said...

He looks good for 50.

FlooshingRezident said...

"Sackaris gave about 20 cash bribes, from $200 to $500 each time,..."

That's all? I would have held out for much more. I think it's become a little too easy to bribe a govn't official.

Anonymous said...

Italian....Diversity..... Criminality.

Anonymous said...

Sackaris is a Greek name, moron.

Anonymous said...

What a scuzzi character - he has no clue as to the people who were hurt and died or could have. Put him away much longer.

Anonymous said...

I think this guy is hot! I'd give him a lap dance anytime!