A Manhattan man has pleaded guilty to selling thousands of counterfeit parts that were later used on Metropolitan Transportation Authority buses.
Officials say Larry Rosenthal and Megabite Electronics sold at least 5,000 switches used to operate lifts for disabled riders on city buses from July 2004 to November 2011.
The MTA paid nearly $550,000 to the company for the switches, but officials say an investigation revealed that they were counterfeit after the parts started going bad.
Rosenthal faces up to 30 days in jail.
He will be sentenced on April 21 and is barred from doing business with the MTA.