Senior New York City crane inspector accused of corruption

NEW YORK (AP) -- A veteran New York City crane inspector has been arrested on charges of taking thousands in dollars of bribes and falsifying reports.

James Delayo, an assistant chief inspector with the city's cranes and derricks division, is charged with collecting thousands of dollars in bribes from a crane company.

The city's Department of Investigation said Friday that Delayo tampered with licensing exams by providing the answers for crane operator exams to a crane company.

The city says Delayo's alleged conduct has nothing to do with the two crane collapses that killed nine people since March.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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