NYC Housing Official Cops To Taking $2.5M In Bribes

Law360, New York (March 23, 2012, 7:45 PM EDT) -- Senior New York City housing official Wendell Walters pled guilty Friday to taking bribes from developers and contractors to steer them work on affordable housing jobs, admitting he netted about $2.5 million in cash and property.

Walters, 49, who because of his 6-foot-7-inch build was known as the “tall guy” and “big man” among his associates, admitted in a New York federal court that he took bribes from the builders, known as sponsors, while working as assistant commissioner for the New York City Department of Housing...
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