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DECEMBER '07


December 07, 2007
Construction Company That Worked on Two City Parks' Contracts Pleads Guilty to Falsifying Payment Records and Must Pay $260,198 in Back Wages and Civil Penalties

December 13, 2007
A DOI Arrests Two Managers and an Owner for Allegedly Bribing an Undercover Investigator Posing as a Department of Consumer Affairs Inspector --The bribes were allegedly offered to overlook DCA violations at the businesses--

December 14, 2007
A DOI Investigation Leads to the Arrest of a City Housing Authority Resident for Allegedly Defrauding the Government of $71,599 in Housing Subsidies and Social Security Benefits --DOI investigation prompts probe by the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General--

December 18, 2007
DOI Arrests Bar Operator in Bribery "Sting" -DOI undercover investigator was allegedly paid $100 to ignore a violation of the City's Smoke Free Air Act at a Queens establishment-

December 20, 2007
Joint Statement by DOI Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn, DOB Commissioner Patricia J. Lancaster and DCAS Commissioner Martha K. Hirst

December 20, 2007
Manhattan District Attorney Robert m. Morgenthau Announced Today the Indictment of Two Men on Charges that they Falsified Applications to Obtain Trade Licenses Issued by the New York City Department of Buildings by Overstating their Qualifications for the Licenses.

December 27, 2007
DOI Arrests Landlord for Allegedly Offering $100 to an Undercover DOI Investigator to Overlook Housing Violations --DOI investigation began with tip from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development--

December 28, 2007
Former DOHMH Employee Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Gift Cards That Were Incentives for a DOHMH Maternal Infant Program --Individual allegedly took gift cards valued at nearly $2,000--

December 28, 2007
Employee From Department of Health and Mental Hygiene ("DOHMH") Arrested for Alleged Possession of Drugs with Intent to Sell After Search Warrant Executed at his Bronx Apartment --The arrest was the culmination of a investigation by DOI and NYPD--

December 29, 2007
DOI Arrests Two Individuals Who are Charged With Shaking Down Money From a Manhattan Business Owner and Providing Fire Extingushers That were Inoperable

December 31, 2007
DOI Closes Out 2007 with 335 Arrests and a Dramatic Increase in its Outreach to City Employees and the Number of Complaints Received



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