Framingham fire inspector faces corruption charges

A Framingham fire inspector has been indicted by a Middlesex County grand jury on charges of accepting a corrupt gift, falsifying reports in exchange for services, and obstruction, officials said.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian T. Ryan’s office said the indictments allege that Todd Young entered a Framingham body works business on Jan. 17 wearing his Framingham Fire Department uniform.


After identifying himself as a Framingham firefighter and fire inspector, Young allegedly said he would not issue fire code violations if he received free services from the business, prosecutors said.

Officials did not specify the services offered by the Framingham business.

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Young produced two reports of inspections of the business when confronted by Framingham police, which is investigating, authorities said. The reports are alleged to be false, the district attorney’s office said.

Town officials could not be reached for comment Monday.

Young, 42, is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn on charges of accepting a corrupt gift, falsifying an official report, and obstruction, prosecutors said.

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