RAMAPO, N.Y. (AP) — The former chief building inspector for a lower Hudson Valley town accused of giving builders more than $100,000 worth of cut-rate fees won't serve jail time in a plea agreement.

The Journal News reports (http://lohud.us/2uPTGBT ) former Ramapo building inspector Anthony Mallia pleaded guilty to first-degree tampering with public records and official misconduct Monday. As part of a plea agreement, Mallia will serve five years' probation.

Mallia admitted to tampering with records between Jan. 2015 and Feb. 2016. Prosecutors say the ex-official undercharged contractors for building permits. Officials say Ramapo taxpayers lost $150,000 in the process.

Mallia resigned in July.

A judge decided the 53-year-old will not have to pay restitution. Investigators say they didn't find evidence that Mallia personally profited from the crimes.

Mallia will be sentenced Oct. 31.


Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com

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