Dozens expected to be charged in construction permit plot

corruption2By Ahsley Southall and William K. Rashbaum | The New York Times

Dozens of people — including New York City building inspectors, property owners and private contractors — are expected to be arrested on Tuesday in a bribery scheme to speed up approval of construction projects, according to several people briefed on the matter.

The defendants, about 50 in all, were expected to face various corruption charges. Officials said that more than a dozen of them are inspectors and supervisors for the city’s Department of Buildings.

The officials would speak about the cases only on the condition of anonymity because the charges had not been announced.

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