Developers, Property Managers and Inspectors Charged in Construction Schemes
Fourteen people, including developers, property managers and inspectors, have been charged in three separate schemes involving construction fraud.
“Developers too often are willing to take shortcuts at the risk of public safety to rapidly get their properties to market,” said Eric Gonzalez, acting Brooklyn District Attorney.
The schemes included:
– Two Department of Buildings inspectors who allegedly each issued favorable construction inspections, in exchange for cash payoffs, free jewelry and various home renovations, including the construction of a brand new kitchen.
– An asbestos inspector who allegedly charged between $1,000 to $3,500 to provide fraudulent asbestos reports.
– A licensed master plumber who allegedly filed fraudulent permits that allowed unlicensed individuals to work on the properties.
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