MTA Workers Charged In Faking Inspection Records

The alleged falsifying took place between January 2009 and December 2010 and included at least 33 false entries, the DA's office said

Monday, Aug 20, 2012  |  Updated 8:23 PM EDT
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The alleged falsifying took place between January 2009 and December 2010 and included at least 33 false entries, the DA's office said. Chief Investigative Reporter Jonathan Dienst reports.

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The alleged falsifying took place between January 2009 and December 2010 and included at least 33 false entries, the DA's office said. Chief Investigative Reporter Jonathan Dienst reports.

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Ten MTA workers have been charged with faking records to make it seem as if they had performed inspections when they had not done so, the Manhattan DA's office said Monday.

Eight New York City Transit signal maintainers and two subway maintenance supervisors were charged with records tampering in the alleged falsifying, which took place between January 2009 and December 2010 and included at least 33 false entries, the DA's office said.

"No matter how lax an agency's internal controls might be, tampering with public records to cover up a failure to inspect signal equipment is never acceptable conduct," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said in a statement.

Attorney information for those arrested was not immediately available.

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