Midtown Restaurant Owner Charged With Trying to Bribe Inspector

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    A Manhattan restaurant owner has been charged with trying to bribe an undercover investigator posing as a city health inspector.

    Jacob Isakov, the owner of Gan Eden restaurant on West 47th Street, is accused of offering the investigator $100 cash to overlook violations in the restaurant, which serves Central Asian cusine.

    "Health inspectors report bribe offers to DOI, and we swiftly investigate, said Department of Investigation Comissioner Rose Gill Hearn. Anyone who bribes a City employee to circumvent the City’s health code will face arrest and prosecution," Hearn said.

    This was the fourth arrest by DOI since September 2010 of a restaurant owner or manager on bribery charges, officials said.

    Isakov was charged with bribery and and giving unlawful gratuities.