Anthony Mallia, the Town of Ramapo Chief Building Inspector and Director of the Building Dept, was due in court Thursday, Nov. 17, in Airmont, but, once again, the hearing was adjourned to Thursday, December 15, at 5pm.
Mallia is facing corruption charges including:
One count of Grand Larceny in the second degree (Class C felony);
33 counts of Tampering with Public Records in the first degree (Class D felonies);
33 counts of Falsifying Business Records in the first degree (Class E felonies);
33 counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing (Class E felonies);
One count of Official Misconduct, a class A misdemeanor.The counts amount to the theft of more than $100,000 of public monies as Mallia grossly undercharged contractors for building permits for new construction in Ramapo. The charges also allege that he created phony records in Ramapo’s Building, Planning and Zoning Department.
Arrested at his home on Thursday evening, September 15, 2016, Mallia is out on bail and faces a possible 7 years in State prison.
The Office of the Rockland County District Attorney brought the charges against St. Lawrence’s building director and have stated that the investigation of Mallia and his department are ongoing.
Ramapo’s Hall of Shame Expanding
Mallia joins a growing list of those indicted and those dismissed Ramapo Officials, including: Supervisor St. Lawrence (44 federal charges); Lead Attorney Michael Klein (22 federal charges); Finance Director Nathan Oberman (22 federal accounts); Executive Director of the Ramapo Local Development Corp. Aron Troodler (44 federal charges); Shmuel Tress (plead guilty to charge that removed him from the Town Board); Alan Simon (previous Director of the Building and Planning Dept. removed for deplorable, unprofessional behavior from Spring Valley and Ramapo courts where he served as judge); and Brian Brophy, another Director of Building and Planning who was forced to resign after a bag of marijuana and an envelope of hundreds was found in his town vehicle. That’s three Ramapo Directors of Building and Planning in a row for those counting.