Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office on Thursday announced the indictment of a Troy-based businessman who allegedly claimed he was an architect.

The case wouldn’t be so noteworthy if it weren’t for the Seinfeld-laden references.

The businessman’s name is Newman, the nemesis of Jerry Seinfeld’s character on the show. His best friend, George Constanza, had claimed to people he wanted to be an architect. The name of the probe to bring down Paul Newman? “Operation Vandelay Industries” — a reference to the fake business George concocts.

No word on whether he’s being represented by Jackie Chiles.

But the case isn’t about nothing, Schneiderman said in a statement, pointing to Newman’s alleged use of drafted architectural renderings for more than 100 properties in the Capital Region area that had been submitted along with engineer letters, foundation inspections, field reports and energy compliance letters.

“As we allege, for over seven years the defendant has pretended to be a Registered Architect, deceiving hundreds of New Yorkers – including families and senior citizens — with the sole goal of enriching himself,” Schneiderman said.

“By allegedly falsifying building plans, code compliance inspections, and field reports, the defendant jeopardized the safety of those who resided in and frequented the buildings he was contracted to work on. Deceptive actions like these erode public trust — and my office will not tolerate them.”

Professional licenses are managed by the state Education Department, including those of architects.

“The State Education Department’s Office of the Professions investigates and prosecutes professional misconduct in more than 50 licensed professions to help protect New Yorkers,” said State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. “We are grateful for our continuing partnership with Attorney General Schneiderman and his team of professionals as we work together to ensure the safety of the public is protected against the dangers of unlicensed practice.”