Operator Jerry Delakas attended Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Gracie Mansion open house on Jan. 5 and talked to the mayor briefly about his trouble. Delakas’ lawyer credits de Blasio for helping his client reopen.
Prosecutors said eight signal maintainers were charged Monday with tampering with public records. Two of their supervisors were charged Friday with record tampering and official misconduct. All have pleaded not guilty.