Engineer’s conviction results in loss of right to file at DOB.
A licensed professional engineer pled guilty to criminal facilitation. ALJ Alessandra Zorgniotti found the crime related to the engineer’s profession, warranting the penalty of exclusion from Department programs for limited supervisory check and professional certification. ALJ Zorgniotti found petitioner did not prove engineer knowingly or negligently filed a false statement, as required to justify sanction of ban from filing any application or document with the Department of Buildings under the applicable section of the Administrative Code. The Commissioner, however, found respondent’s conduct to be sufficiently serious to warrant the penalty of a ban from filing any application or document with the Department. Dep’t of Buildings v. Phillips (in PDF), OATH Index No. 1690/11 (May 19, 2011), modified on penalty, Comm’r Dec. (June 2, 2011).