FDNY Inspector Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribe

The bribery scandal has involved several city departments.

Saturday, Feb 4, 2012  |  Updated 12:26 PM EDT
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FDNY Inspector Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribe

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A safety inspector for New York City's fire department has pleaded guilty to accepting $50,000 in bribes from a group of corrupt day care center operators. 

Carolos Montoya admitted in federal court Friday that he took payoffs in exchange for bogus occupancy certificates. He was supposed to have been in charge of verifying that the day care centers met fire-safety standards.     

Montoya had been at the FDNY since 1993. The department says it plans to fire him. He could also get jail time.     

The bribery scandal has involved several city departments. The New York Times reports that six city employees and eight day care operators have pleaded guilty so far.     

Prosecutors say the day care center operators defrauded a government program of millions of dollars.

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