Friday, October 21, 2016

Feds Gets Tough with a Small Fish But Afraid to Bag The Whale: Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano faces bribery charges

Wow, I'm really impressed with the DOJ arresting a county executive on bribery charges for peanuts. 
The nation is indeed safer [lace and we should all be proud that America is still a nation of laws, for little county politicians that is.  Meanwhile much larger violations of law commuted by Hillary Clinton are too much of a lift for this DOJ.     

NY Post reports Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his wife, Linda, were arrested Thursday morning in a bribery and kickback scheme involving a restaurateur — who paid Linda Mangano $450,000 for a no-show job as a “food taster,” authorities said.

Mangano and his family also were treated to free trips, including vacations in Niagara Falls, St. Thomas, and Turks and Caicos, officials said. On top of that, they allegedly received a $3,371.90 ergonomic office chair, a $3,623.73 massage chair from Brookstone, a $7,304 Panerai Luminor watch and hardwood flooring in the Manganos’ bedroom worth $3,701.81.

Oyster Bay’s town supervisor, John Venditto, also was implicated in the scheme, helping out restaurateur Harendra Singh with his business in exchange for being allowed to hold fundraisers at the businessman’s restaurants and given free limousine service, according to the feds and sources.
Ed Mangano walked out of his Bethpage home without handcuffs just before 7 a.m. and got into a waiting vehicle, WABC reported.

“I will have a press statement for everybody later. I plan on giving my own press conference. Let’s see what they are saying and I will be happy to respond. That’s all I can say right now,” Mangano said.

The Manganos and Venditto pleaded not guilty to the charges in federal court in Central Islip on Thursday and were set to be released on $500,000 bond. They posted their homes as collateral.

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