The New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently announced a 50-count indictment charging Matthew Pappalardo (not a NYS licensed engineer) and his former employer, HiRise Engineering, P.C. with allegedly altering engineering reports prepared in connection with the assessment of structural damage of residential properties resulting from Superstorm Sandy.
NYSSPE commends Attorney General Schneiderman on his action and hopes this is the beginning of more aggressive action against engineering malpractice which NYSSPE believes is happening throughout the State. In this specific case, there were several NYSSPE members whose reports were altered.The video above is a summary of the indictment by NYSSPE Legislative Counsel Mark Kriss, Esq. Once again, NYSSPE commends the Attorney General for taking this action and we will continue to seek out unlawful and unethical practice in New York.
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