The team has been reunited. When Alan Simon ran the Ramapo building department Anthony Mallia was his first assistant. Then Simon decided he was a law unto himself and insisted he did not have to follow the law as interpreted by Ramapo town attorney Michael Klein. That resulted in a rare split in the small clique that ran Ramapo and Simon was out. [Read more…]
“Anthony Mallia, convicted of felony charges as Ramapo building inspector, cannot work for Spring Valley because the work could involve building issues, the Rockland Probation Department said Friday.
Mallia works as Mayor Alan Simon’s assistant at a salary the mayor said “is in excess of $100,000” a year.
“The Rockland County Department of Probation has advised the probationer, Anthony Mallia, that he is not to take the employment with the Village of Spring Valley because it inappropriately involves building issues and that taking the employment would result in a violation of probation being filed,” the agency said in a statement released Friday by the County Executive’s Office to The Journal News/lohud.com. [Read more…]
The following letter was published in The Journal News August 2, 2017 — The writer is Rabbi Justin Schwartz, Chairman of the Rockland Illegal Housing Task Force
Re “Ramapo ex-inspector Anthony Mallia gets no jail time, won’t pay restitution in plea deal,” July 31 article:
The Rockland County Illegal Housing Task Forcewas created in response to unlawful and dangerous housing conditions and its goal has always been to eliminate illegal and unsafe housing in Rockland by all legal means. The removal of Anthony Mallia as the chief building inspector of Ramapo and his felony conviction is a step in that direction. [Read more…]
Anthony Mallia, former Director of the Ramapo Building Department, was scheduled to appear before Judge David Zuckerman this morning at the County Courthouse. At the hearing, Mallia’s attorney, David Goldstein, asked for and received an adjournment until 9:30 am, July 31. Mallia is facing 188 felony and misdemeanor counts.
Anthony Mallia, indicted on 188 felony and misdemeanor counts, has resigned his position as the Director of the Ramapo Building Dept., and the Town Board voted to accept his resignation at tonight’s regular Town Board meeting (June 28). The three questions that now remain are: will Mallia plead to the charges before the trial; will he cooperate with the DA’s Office and/or federal authorities to mitigate his sentence; or will he be before Judge David Zuckerman on July 24, at 10 am watching as jury selection begins for his criminal trial? [Read more…]
Accompanied by his attorney, David Goldstein, Ramapo’s Director of Building, Planning, and Zoning, Anthony Mallia, appeared before Judge David Zuckerman this morning at the Rockland County Courthouse. The Judge scheduled a pretrial meeting and the start of jury selection for 10 a.m. on July 24. Mallia is charged with 188 felony and misdemeanor counts, brought by the District Attorney of Rockland.
The second major Ramapo trial might be beginning tomorrow with setting up a calendar as the suspended Ramapo Director of Building and Planning, Anthony Mallia, is scheduled to appear before Judge David Zuckerman at 9:30 a.m. at the Rockland County Courthouse. Mallia was arrested on September 15, 2016, and was charged with 100 felonies alleging he gave favored builders cut-rate fees, stealing more than $100,000 from the taxpayers of Ramapo. Then, in February of 2017, a grand jury increased the number of counts against Mallia to 188 felony and misdemeanor charges. The new charges accuse him of stealing $150,000 from town taxpayers and falsifying building permits and other records. The Grand Jury breakdown includes: 2 felony counts of second-degree grand larceny; 66 counts of first-degree falsifying business records; 40 felony counts each of first-degree tampering with public records and issuing false certificates, along with 40 counts of misdemeanor official misconduct. [Read more…]
Rockland District Attorney’s Office corruption probers seized more records Friday from the building department, whose chief inspector, Anthony Mallia, already faces 188 charges accusing him of stealing $150,000 in taxpayer funds by undercharging certain builders for permits.
“This is a continuing investigation into the building department,” Exceutive Assistant District Attorney Richard Kennison Moran told The Journal News/lohud.com. [Read more…]
“Three of the developers allegedly given breaks on permit fees by Anthony Mallia, Ramapo’s building inspector, were major donors to the campaign committees of Mallia’s boss, town Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence.
Mallia was indicted last week on charges that he bilked the town of $150,000 by falsifying records so that he could reduce the permit fees on 39 projects from late 2014 through 2015. He also allegedly overcharged the Moleston Fire District in Ramapo by tens of thousands of dollars on its permit fees for the new Hillcrest fire station. Mallia has been suspended since his arrest in the case in October. [Read more…]
Today the District Attorney announced that a grand jury upped the number of charges against Mallia from the original 100 felony and misdemeanor charges to 188. And the investigation is continuing into practices of the Ramapo Building Department.
“Ramapo Chief Building Inspector Anthony Mallia has been indicted on 188 counts accusing him of stealing $150,000 from town taxpayers and falsifying building permits and other records, authorities announced Wednesday. [Read more…]