James Delayo apologized at his sentencing in a Manhattan court Wednesday. He commended other inspectors for their work and said they didn't "deserve the bad publicity I brought them."
Delayo had pleaded guilty to receiving bribes earlier this year.
He admitted taking bribes from 2000 to 2008 to file paperwork indicating a Long Island crane company had passed inspections that hadn't occurred.
The charges against Delayo - filed in 2008 - stemmed from a crackdown on corruption in the construction industry that began after two deadly crane collapses that killed nine people.
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