Real Estate Development and Corruption

Wicked Local Newton is reporting that the Maynard, Massachusetts superintendent of public works was arrested for soliciting cash payments from a private developer in exchange for relaxing permitting and inspection requirements: Maynard public works chief, a Newton resident, charged with accepting bribes.

Paul Camilli, 38, of Newton, let an unnamed developer know that he would let the project move easier through the deadlines and technical demands in exchange for cash payments.