NYC housing official accused of corruption, receiving bribes

NEW YORK - An assistant commissioner for the New York City Housing Authority has been arrested along with six other people and charged with several counts of bribery, corruption and racketeering.

Investigators say Wendell Walters and the other defendants ran a scheme that netted them between $1 million-$2 million in bribes and kickbacks during the past decade.

If convicted, all of the defendants face 20 years in prison.

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