From the NY Post:
City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer helped bust a businessman on a bribery charge, The Post has learned.
Mike Wolfert, who’s developing a massive indoor rock-climbing center in Queens, allegedly asked Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) to pull strings for him after he was slapped with a stop-work order for doing construction work without a permit.
But rather than accept Wolfert’s e-mail offer of “unconditional support” — including access to his company’s Facebook friends and free use of his facility for political events — Van Bramer blew the whistle, prompting a rapid-fire sting operation by the Department of Investigation that nabbed Wolfert within weeks, sources said.
Van Bramer’s actions stand in stark contrast to the allegations against a host of elected officials — including state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Queens), Assemblyman Eric Stevenson (D-Bronx) and Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Queens) — charged recently in payoff schemes.
“We’re grateful that, at a time when some people are succumbing to corruption, this was reported to DOI,” DOI Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn said.
Have no fear. Although he won't take bribes, he still supports bad building projects because County tells him to.