Building inspector indicted for allegedly stealing taxpayer money

Walter Booker pleaded not guilty to an 18-count indictment Monday.

Walter Booker pleaded not guilty to an 18-count indictment Monday. (5/23/16)

SPRING VALLEY - Spring Valley's chief building inspector has been indicted for allegedly stealing taxpayer money.

Walter Booker pleaded not guilty to an 18-count indictment Monday.

He's accused of issuing phony certificates of occupancy for the home of Ramapo businessman Jacob Goldman.

Booker also allegedly helped Goldman get tax exemptions to which he wasn't entitled and operate two day care centers out of his home.

Booker faces up to seven years if convicted.

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