Associated Press – Senior NYC crane inspector accused of corruption:
A senior city buildings official took bribes in exchange for falsely reporting that cranes had been inspected and that crane operators had been certified, but his actions did not appear to be connected to two recent crane collapses that killed nine people, authorities said Friday.
James Delayo, an assistant chief inspector with the Department of Buildings’ cranes and derricks division, accepted thousands of dollars in bribes from a crane company, Department of Investigation Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn said in a statement.
As Manual Lora at the LRC blog put it:
So will the Department of Buildings suffer a market loss? Perhaps its stock will go down? Maybe they will take a hit in subscribers? Will its certification suffer? Will insurance companies still use their services? Oh wait. This is the state we’re talking about. Nothing to see here…move along…
I guess I couldn’t put it any better than Manual…..
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