RAMAPO, N.Y. — The former chief building inspector for a lower Hudson Valley town accused of giving builders more than $100,000 worth of cut-rate fees won’t serve jail time in a plea agreement.
The Journal News reports (http://lohud.us/2uPTGBT ) former Ramapo building inspector Anthony Mallia pleaded guilty to first-degree tampering with public records and official misconduct Monday. As part of a plea agreement, Mallia will serve five years’ probation.
Mallia admitted to tampering with records between Jan. 2015 and Feb. 2016. Prosecutors say the ex-official undercharged contractors for building permits. Officials say Ramapo taxpayers lost $150,000 in the process.
Mallia resigned in July.
A judge decided the 53-year-old will not have to pay restitution. Investigators say they didn’t find evidence that Mallia personally profited from the crimes.
Mallia will be sentenced Oct. 31.
Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com