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Hudson Valley Building Inspector Accused of Grand Larceny

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    Hudson Valley Building Inspector Accused of Grand Larceny
    John Meore/The Journal News/lohud.com

    What to Know

    • The year-long scheme allegedly involved falsifying building permits and grossly undercharging contractors seeking permits

    • The lost money is based on the estimated cost of 33 new residential construction projects

    • Information on an attorney for Mallia wasn't immediately available

    The chief building inspector for a lower Hudson Valley town has been arrested for allegedly giving builders more than $100,000 worth of cut-rate fees.

    The Journal News reports that Anthony Mallia was arrested Thursday night on 100 felony charges, including one count of second-degree grand larceny.

    The year-long scheme allegedly involved falsifying building permits and grossly undercharging contractors seeking permits, according to Rockland District Attorney Thomas Zugibe. The district attorney says the lost money is based on the estimated cost of 33 new residential construction projects during 2015.

    Zugibe says the elaborate scheme allegedly orchestrated by Mallia sidestepped public safety, but the investigation didn't find evidence that Mallia personally profited.

    Information on an attorney for Mallia wasn't immediately available. 

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