Ramapo chief building inspector indicted on corruption charges



NEW CITY – The Town of Ramapo director of Building, Planning and
Zoning has been indicted by a Rockland County grand jury in a yearlong
scheme to falsify building permits and building permit applications.

Anthony Mallia, 52, of Airmont was charged in an 88-count indictment charging
that he was “grossly undercharging contractors for building permit
applications for new residential construction projects,” said Rockland
District Attorney Thomas Zugibe.

Building permits in Ramapo are determined by the value of the construction
project. Throughout 2015, Mallia allegedly approved building permit applications
which greatly underestimated the actual cost of construction and as a
result, he charged the contractors much less than was required.

Mallia is accused of filing the phony records with Ramapo’s Building,
Planning and Zoning Department, resulting in a significant reduction in
the collection of fees legally owed to the town.

He is also accused of over-charging the Moleston Fire District for a building
permit to the tune of $75,000.

The investigation is continuing.

If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in state prison.

Executive Assistant DA Richard Kennison Moran is prosecuting the case.