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New York City building officials charged in bribery cases

They allegedly cleared complaints, expedited inspections and tried to remove tenants for favours

Mr Vance Jr arriving with Mr Peters (left) for a news conference regarding the arrests and corruption in New York on Tuesday.

New York

MORE than a dozen New York City buildings inspectors and clerks have been charged with exploiting their positions as gateways to the city's booming real estate industry to obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes, law enforcement officials announced on Tuesday.