14 People Involved in Brooklyn Inspection Corruption

NY Daily News reported that property owners were found bribing corrupt city inspectors with money and gifts to speedĀ up development projects.

Fourteen people were charged including the two inspectors from the Department of Buildings. The property managers involved bribed inspectors (with earrings, and money to be spent on Mother's Day gifts) to overlook major violations, like inoperable exit signs. In addition to lying about inspections, the employees involved fabricated documents and flew through inspections that ended up revealing big issues, like asbestos. A master plumber even rented out his license for others to use illegally. This is just another story of corruption for the state of New York, as similar instances occurred in 2015 and 2009. Read more on the investigation here.

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