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Wesley Hills, NY - Village Building Inspector Charged With Corruption

Published on: May 23, 2012 08:49 AM
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Photo credit: Rockland County District Attorney's Office | Former Airmont Mayor John Layne was charged with corruption in connection with his role as Sloatsburg's building inspector. (May 22, 2012)Photo credit: Rockland County District Attorney's Office | Former Airmont Mayor John Layne was charged with corruption in connection with his role as Sloatsburg's building inspector. (May 22, 2012)

Wesley Hills, NY - A suburban New York official has pleaded not guilty to felony corruption charges.

John Layne is accused of violating ethics rules and using his position to steer customers to his electrical contracting companies. At the time, he was building inspector in the Rockland County village of Sloatsburg.

He’s also accused of covering up his actions in village files.

Layne is currently the Town of Ramapo’s deputy highway superintendent. He’s also the current building inspector for the village of Wesley Hills.

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He’s the former mayor of Airmont.

The Journal News (http://lohud.us/JccZDY ) says Layne and his lawyer did not return calls requesting comment.


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 May 23, 2012 at 09:21 AM garyone Says:

Good for him "K'yin Y'ovdo K'ol A'yvacho" a big antisemite

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 May 23, 2012 at 10:13 AM Vasserman Says:

What???? Corruption in government? Can't be!!

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 May 23, 2012 at 10:30 AM not_suprised Says:

could have something to do with all those very poorly constructed newer homes over the past decade in W Hills.

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 May 23, 2012 at 11:12 AM Knowsall Says:

interesting Mayor goldsmith is standing behind him, I guess we know what he is all about. Too bad the elections did not take place now, could have been a whole different ball game.

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 May 23, 2012 at 11:36 AM UseYourHead Says:

He looks guilty.

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 May 23, 2012 at 12:08 PM Anon Ibid Opcit Says:

How is a building inspector even allowed to own a contracting business?

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 May 23, 2012 at 09:13 PM WiseDude Says:

There was only one really honest and fine Jewish politician in Monsey in the past thirty years. You know his name if you live here.

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 May 24, 2012 at 06:07 AM cool masmid Says:

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WiseDude Says:

There was only one really honest and fine Jewish politician in Monsey in the past thirty years. You know his name if you live here.

And for those of us that don't live in Mon$ey and don't know his name, what is the name of this honest politician?

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