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Third L.A. building inspector fired in corruption probe

A third Los Angeles building inspector has been fired in a corruption probe of the L.A. Department of Building and Safety.

The 27-year employee lost his job Friday after it was determined he accepted bribes, officials said Wednesday.

Albert Acosta, 54, worked as a building mechanical inspector in the department's Van Nuys office, where he earned more than $83,000 annually.

Lara said officials discovered that Acosta had solicited funds from contractors while on duty but would not provide additional details.

Read more about the firing and the internal city investigation.


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-- David Zahniser at L.A. City Hall

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