Monday, January 9, 2012

FDNY inspector arrested for accepting bribes

From the NY Post:

A high-ranking FDNY safety inspector ignored safety violations at buildings housing day-care centers in exchange for bribes, the feds said yesterday.

Carlos Montoya — who formerly oversaw inspections of all city day-care centers — was arrested yesterday for the alleged misconduct, which included repeatedly certifying use of a Brooklyn warehouse for the temporary care of infants and children younger than 2.

He allegedly got at least $12,000 in payments from the center’s owner, who has pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges and is cooperating with the feds.

But Montoya, 54, failed to fully cover his tracks, and issued the bogus certificates with “basic errors that one would not expect to see,” such as misspelling the word “nursery,” court papers charge.

Montoya — who was bounced from his post after the city Department of Investigation uncovered the scam — also allegedly got paid $250 a pop to sign off on safety inspections at another center.


Anonymous said...

What a creep. Take away his pension too!

Anonymous said...

Children's safety - that what this guy turned a blind cheek for a buck! Put him away for a long time.

Anonymous said...

They should check out Tommy Huang's former FDNY fire marshal/adviser and see if he took any bribes.

FlushingRepresenter said...

Sold his soul for filthy lucre.

Auntie Invasion said...

Why are the majority of NYC employees South American or Caribbean immigrants?
Hire Americans, once he's gone that should open up the position for an American citizen.
He hates the USA!
and the people who gave him the bribes? deport them back to the Dominican Republic.

After the criminal trial, no matter what the outcome deport him and his entire family back to Colombia. Take away their US passports. this will send a message to the other scammers.

Let him take bribes in Colombia.

Anonymous said...

one wonders if the owners of 196-29 42ave., flushing /auburndale asian daycare center are completely clean.

the 300 tots will be housed in a second level underground basement facility with no drop/off and pick/up and parking space.

the parents dropping /off and picking/up of the P.S.130 Q 300,pupils from main street are presently illegally parking their vans and cars in the middle of Francis Lewis Blvd.

deaths happened in the past at his spot....HAZARD...HAZARD...HAZARD.....

keep should open SOON...guess how LIU and Koo are connected ?????

Anonymous said...

All inspectors in FDNY requeried to possess USA citizenship due tO the peace officer status