Monday, March 28, 2011

Restaurant Owner Arrested For Bribing Health Inspector

Jacob Isakov, 26-year-old owner of Gan Eden restaurant at 74 West 47th Street, was arrested and charged with bribery last month when he attempted to bribe a Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Inspector according to the  Department of Investigation. They alleged an investigator posing as a DOHMH inspector informed Isakov about violations at Gan Eden Restaurant, to which Isakov responded by trying to give him $100 to "look the other way."

The restaurant currently has an A rating with the DOHMH which was handed out in February 2010 and Midtown Lunch is a fan.

More interesting than any of the above: the DOI closes the press release by inviting people to call them at 212.825.5959 with any reports you have of someone "ripping off the City." Glad they asked. Here are two instances I can think off of the top of my head.

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