An FDNY inspector was busted Monday for trying to bribe a buildings inspector to look the other way about violations at his home, the Department of Investigation announced.
Angelo Young was arrested and charged with two counts of bribery and one count of obstructing governmental administration after he allegedly offered cash in exchange for ignoring work being done without a permit at his Brooklyn home.
Young, 47, was slapped with a stop work order and a notice of violation for construction work without a permit at the home in Marine Park, a criminal complaint charges.
He called an undercover investigator posing as a Department of Buildings inspector and asked for a meeting - where he said that as an FDNY inspector he “squashes summonses” and requested the same “courtesy,” prosecutors charge.
Then the pair met at a Brooklyn coffee shop where Young offered $300 to scrap the violation, according to the complaint. Five days later, Young arrived for another meeting with a passenger in his car who handed the undercover an envelope that said “Happy Birthday,” with a card and three $100 bills inside.