NY bridge inspector convicted for falsifying safety review
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.