Google Street View of 9 Zeissner Lane, Spring Valley
Walter Booker was released without bail. The homeowner, Rabbi Jacob Goldman, is also facing charges.
“Spring Valley’s chief building inspector and a businessman were arrested Thursday in a corruption investigation that alleges the inspector gave the man false certificates of occupancy for the man’s Zeissner Lane home.That false certificate allowed the businessman to get sizeable tax exemptions and otherwise profit from day-care centers run from the property, prosecutors charge. Rockland County District Attorney’s Office detectives and Spring Valley police arrested the longtime inspector, Walter Booker, as he prepared to drive to work at Village Hall. The homeowner and businessman, Rabbi Jacob Goldman, surrendered to detectives in the afternoon. The phony paperwork allowed Goldman to get $33,093 in property-tax exemptions in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and operate two day-care centers at 9 Zeissner Lane, according to prosecutors. Goldman also operates a synagogue and school at the house, according to his attorneys, Kenneth Gribetz and Deborah Loewenberg.” Read the complete Journal News story here.