Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Corrupt inspector going to the big house

From the Daily News:

A HEROIN-abusing city housing inspector who took bribes from a Bronx building manager in exchange for clearing infractions was sentenced to 20 months in jail.

Former Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspector Pedro Diaz, 46, told the manager, “You take care of me, and I’ll take care of the violations,” the feds said in February, when Diaz got busted.

Prosecutors said Diaz admitted to buying heroin with the $3,000 he took from the manager, who wore a wire to collect evidence against the crook.

Diaz cleared more than 200 violations, including infractions for lead paint, the feds said.

Feds said the rogue inspector cleared over 200 building violations, including lead-paint infractions.

The inspector, who made about $59,000 a year in his city job, pleaded guilty to mail fraud in June.


Anonymous said...

So will the city revisit these illegally cleared housing infractions? Are there any sober and honest DOB inspectors out there?

Anonymous said...

Not DOB he is HPD - Please read carefully. Two different agencies.