A HEALTH inspector driven by ambition to join a corruption racket allegedly run by his boss was jailed for 15 months yesterday. District Court Judge Jackson said Urban Services Department inspector Lee Hon-sun, 44, accepted the bribes to please his superior and get promoted. The judge said it was 'tragic' Lee had caused his own demise. Lee admitted conspiring to accept $12,000 a month to provide a restaurant with advanced warning of inspections to help them avoid prosecution. He denied five similar charges, which were left on file. Prosecutor Gramsci Di Fazio said that in November 1994, Lee and Yu Ka-foo, a Kowloon City senior health inspector, had dinner with Jack Chan, owner of the Kai Tong Chi restaurant chain. Mr Chan was told that $12,000 a month would help him avoid prosecution. He began paying in May, last year and stopped in September when Lee was arrested by officers of the IndependentCommission Against Corruption (ICAC). Graeme Hagon, defending, told the court that Lee had given several statements to the ICAC. Seven Urban Services Department workers were likely to be charged. Lee had also repaid $48,000. Senior health inspector Yu, 43; Lee's father Li Sik-kin, 68, a meat shop owner; Yu's mother Yu Mok Lai-ha, 67; caterer Tso Wah-chung, 58; and the general manager of Paliburg Investments, Chu Ip-pui, 47, deny a total of 10 charges of conspiracy to accept advantages. A trial date was fixed for March 20.