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Monday, March 3, 2008

Engineer Facing Charges in Bronx Fire

The big New York story in the Times today is about an 82-year-old engineer who is being charged with perjury for making false statements to officials who were investigating a deadly fire in the Mt. Eden section of the west Bronx.

In 2001, according to an investigative report on the fire, Jose D. Vargas approved renovations at the Walton Avenue building and then failed to inspect them after they were completed.

During the blaze, two Bronx firefighters were killed "when rotting support columns gave way, the floor collapsed and they were trapped," according to a fire department report.

Vargas' lawyer says he's being used as a scapegoat.


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