A massive corruption-related indictment naming dozens of employees from the Department of Building, Department, Housing Preservation and Development, and property managers alleges that a number of city inspectors were bribed by landlords who wanted to push out tenants paying lower rents.

The Times reported today on one particular landlord, Frank Campasano, who owns 159 Suydam in Bushwick. According to indictment papers, Campasano wanted to evict his current tenants, potentially so he could charge more for apartments in the quickly-gentrifying neighborhood.

In order to accomplish this, Campasano allegedly paid housing inspectors Luis Soto and Barry Rice Jr. a total of $700 to show up at around 9 p.m. on December 15th, banging on tenants' doors and ordering them to vacate. According to the papers, Soto yelled, "You gotta be out in 72 hours. You no out, the marshal is coming; he’s coming with N.Y.P.D. Your furniture will be outside, and you will be handcuffed and escorted off the premises."

Thankfully, the tenants—many of whom were elderly and had lived there long term—did not comply, though the building was reportedly riddled with violations for everything from leaks to bedbugs to lack of cold water. Tenants say the landlord was unresponsive to complaints. But this particular situation is just one of many alleged acts of corruption that screwed over tenants, dismissed violations and expedited illegal construction projects.

The indictment was released by Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance's office on Tuesday. 11 Department of Buildings employees, five Department of Housing Preservation and Development employees and 31 property managers and owners were charged.