FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2008
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON DOI ARREST TODAY
"We have zero tolerance for any corruption anywhere in City government, and when corruption appears in a public safety agency like the Department of Buildings, it is all the more deplorable. The Department of Buildings has made enormous strides in rooting out corruption over the past six years, but this case underscores that there remains more work to do. We are fully committed to eliminating all traces of the corrupt culture that long infiltrated the construction process, and I commend the Department of Investigation for its stellar work in this case. The arrest of this inspector is a good reminder to any City employee - or any private company - that bribery and fraud will be discovered and punished to the full extent of the law."
Stu Loeser (212) 788-2958