DOJ Charges Current and Former NYCHA Employees with Bribery and Extortion

Attorney General Garland says the crimes are “serious violations of the public trust.“

The Department of Justice arrested 70 current and former employees of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) this month on bribery and extortion charges. The defendants allegedly accepted a total of $2 million in kickbacks from contractors to award jobs that did not require a bid.

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said, “Instead of acting in the interests of NYCHA residents, the City of New York, or taxpayers, the 70 defendants… allegedly used their jobs at NYCHA to line their own pockets. This action is the largest single-day bribery takedown in the history of the Justice Department.  NYCHA residents deserve better.“

Attorney General Merrick Garland stated, “The Justice Department will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law those who abuse their positions in public service in order to enrich themselves.  The crimes alleged in this case are serious violations of the public trust.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Attorney General Garland to receive God’s guidance as he heads the Justice Department.
  • For attorney and investigators in the DOJ as they bring cases before federal courts.

Sources: Department of Justice, ABC News


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