Thursday, October 26, 2017
Building inspectors arrested for accepting bribes
From Eyewitness News:
Working in tandem with the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office the Department of Investigation recently uncovered three different construction schemes involving more than a dozen property managers, developers, and inspectors.
"There is an unquestionable, unbreakable link between construction integrity and safety," said DOI Commissioner Mark Peters.
According to indictments released Wednesday, two New York City buildings inspectors, 55-year-old Hiram Beza and 53-year-old Dean Mulzac, allegedly overlooked violations approving properties under construction in Brooklyn and Queens in exchange for cash and gifts. Beza also allegedly received a new kitchen and driveway for his write-offs.