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NY bridge inspector convicted for falsifying safety review

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A state contract bridge inspector accused of creating a false safety report for a county bridge has been convicted of a felony.

New York Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott announced Monday that Akram Ahmad of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was convicted by a Hamilton County Court jury for offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree.

The court says Ahmad fabricated a report he filed after a December 2013 inspection of a bridge over a creek in Hamilton County.

State officials say Ahmad's report used much of the same language as a 2012 report and listed deficiencies that had been repaired earlier.

Ahmad is scheduled for sentencing in June.

AP-WF-03-20-17 2046GMT

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