Massapequa Man Admits to Bribery in NYC


A former official of New York City housing official from Massapequa has admitted taking bribes from developers along with a second man.

Michael Provenzano, who worked for the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribery charges at federal court in Brooklyn.

A former HPD inspections supervisor, Luis Adorno, of Scarsdale, also pleaded guilty in connection with the scheme.


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Prosecutors said Provenzano, 49, knew his actions were wrong. He likely will receive 24-to-30 months in prison under federal sentencing guidelines. He agreed to forfeit $30,000.

He accepted $10,000 a year over five years from a general contractor with extensive contracts with the HPD.

Adorno was accused of accepting a $100,000 bribe.

They will be sentenced Dec. 4

-With Associated Press.

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