Today in court a former top crane inspector, arrested when crane collapses killed nine in 2008, is expected to plead guilty to accepting bribes. Collecting $10,000 over eight years, James Delayo didn't just doctor inspections, he's accused of skipping them altogether. However, the Daily News reports that charges against him involve "smaller mobile cranes," not the towering machines that fell two years ago on the Upper East Side and in Midtown.

The 26-year Buildings Department veteran is also accused of selling a copy of the crane operators license exam for $3,000 and taking more money to dole out passing marks on the test. He could be sentenced to seven years if convicted. The owner of the crane company whose machines fell and killed two workers was charged with manslaughter earlier this month.