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The DOB is more like the MOB, according to shocking new revelations reported today.
At least six inspectors with the city's Department of Buildings have been videotaped taking bribes at construction sites, and some were seen dealing coc aine and prescription pills, according to the New York Post.
The workers, some of whom allegedly have ties to the Luchese crime family, will be arrested later this month, along with about two dozen mafioso, sources told the Post.
"This is going to be big," their source said.
The forthcoming arrests are the result of a two-year probe which spawned a 2007 New Jersey case involving a Luchese squad that ran a $2 billion-a-year gambling ring and supplied drugs and cellphones to Bloods members in state prisons, according to the Post.
As the investigation sprawled across the Hudson, probers began following buildings inspectors and captured crooked workers taking $50 and $100 payoffs to ignore violations. Then, even more shocking, several inspectors reportedly were videotaped selling OxyContin, Vicodin and coc aine while on duty.
Two inspectors are now allegedly cooperating with the investigation, sources told the Post.
A spokeswomen for the DOB said they would release a statement shortly.