Official Involved in Rebuilding World Trade Center Allegedly Took $17,000 in Bribes, Including Knicks and Mets World Series Tickets

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A construction official involved in rebuilding the World Trade Center is accused of taking more than $17,000 in bribes, including Knicks and Mets World Series tickets, in exchange for giving confidential information to a contractor and hiring unqualified people with family or personal ties as electricians.

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced charges Wednesday against 58-year-old James Luckie and two former managers at an electrical contractor on the project.

It wasn't immediately known if the men had lawyers who could comment on their behalf. If convicted, they face a mandatory state prison sentence of at least 15 years.

According to an indictment, bribes to Luckie included: tickets to 21 Knicks games, tickets and a limo to see the Mets in the 2015 World Series and a $3,850 Florida golf trip.”