NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island crane company official will spend two to six years in prison for bribing New York City’s former chief crane inspector.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced the sentencing Tuesday of Michael Sackaris. He was the “de facto owner” of Nu-Way Crane Service in Suffolk County from 2002 to 2007.READ MORE: Gen. Colin Powell, Former Secretary Of State, Dies At 84 Due To Complications From COVID-19
The prosecutor said Sackaris gave about 20 cash bribes between December 2000 and January 2008 to James Delayo, the former inspector.READ MORE: Gen. Colin Powell Remembered Fondly At His Alma Mater, CCNY, And In The Bronx, Where He Was Raised
Delayo was sentenced in June to two to six years in prison for taking bribes to fake inspection and licensing exam results.
The 2008 charges against Delayo stemmed from a crackdown on corruption in the construction industry. It began after two crane collapses that killed nine people.MORE NEWS: Some Play Blame Game As Gas Prices Reach Highest Level In Years, But There's No Dispute It's Impacting Bottom Line For Many Families
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