NYC Investigators Arrest Restaurant Inspector
NEW YORK (NBC) -- A city health inspector has been arrested after he was accused of shaking down a Brooklyn restaurant for $500 and a bottle of tequila.
Etibar Aliev was expected to be arraigned Friday in Brooklyn court on several charges, including receiving a bribe.
The city's Department of Investigation says the 42-year-old went to the restaurant Tuesday and suggested he could close it because of violations.
The DOI says that's when Aliev said he could help the restaurant avoid closing. He later arranged a meeting at the restaurant with the establishment's owner.
With DOI investigators monitoring the meeting, Aliev offered to help with future inspections and took the $500 bribe.
The DOI says that on his way out of the restaurant Aliev asked for the bottle of booze.