January 2010 to February 2015
Prosecutors said Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto engage in a scheme to solicit bribes from a restaurateur, identified as Harendra Singh.
April 2010 to August 2014
Prosecutors said Linda Mangano, the county executive’s wife, gets paid more than $450,000 for a job with Singh, doing “little to no work,” while Singh gets contracts with Nassau County and Town of Oyster Bay, including concession agreements.
January 2010 to December 2013
Prosecutors said Singh is granted a loan for $20 million guaranteed by amendments to concession agreements with Town of Oyster Bay. Edward Mangano “pressures” Venditto to vote on town board resolutions to amend concession agreements on Singh’s behalf.
January 2010 to February 2015
The Manganos receive massage chair, Panerai Luminor watch and hardwood flooring from Singh, prosecutors said.
March 2014 to December 2015
FBI serves eight grand jury subpoenas on Town of Oyster Bay.
Jan. 13, 2015
FBI interviews Linda Mangano at Bethpage residence.
Jan. 15, 2015 to October 2016:
The Manganos meet with FBI and “fabricate stories” to explain Linda Mangano’s employment.
Feb. 3, 2015
FBI serves Linda Mangano with grand jury subpoena also requesting records related to employment for Singh.
May 20, 2015
Linda Mangano provides “fabricated examples of work” she performed for Singh, prosecutors said.
July 1, 2015
Newsday reports Singh, involved in lawsuits that could threaten beach concession service in the Town of Oyster Bay, has financial, political and personal ties to Edward Mangano. Newsday also reports the county paid almost $240,000 to Harendra Singh, who operates numerous businesses from his headquarters in Bethpage, Mangano’s hometown, for hot meals for top county, state and federal officials after superstorm Sandy. Mangano’s campaign also rented space for his campaign headquarters from Singh in two elections, the paper reports, and Singh employed Linda Mangano at one of his companies.
Aug. 10, 2015
Newsday reports Mangano and family’s trips to the Caribbean were paid for by Singh. Among the findings:
A July 2012 trip was scheduled for St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands and a second trip, scheduled for July 2013, was for the Turks and Caicos, where Singh arranged for the Manganos to stay in a two-bedroom oceanfront suite for $4,961. An email dated June 3, 2013, sent by a travel agent to Singh, said the total cost of a trip to the Turks and Caicos for Singh, Singh’s guests and the Manganos was $17,498. A source familiar with the situation said the 2012 trip might have been canceled but that Mangano and his family went on the second trip to the Turks and Caicos.
Edward Mangano’s attorney Kevin Keating of Garden City said of those reports: “There is absolutely no story here. The Manganos and the Singhs have been friends for many, many years, lifelong friends.”
Aug. 10, 2015
Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas says she will investigate trips by Mangano and Oyster Bay Deputy Town Attorney Frederick Mei.
Aug. 21, 2015
FBI raids Singh’s Bethpage offices.
Aug. 31, 2015
Sept. 9, 2015
Singh is arrested on a 13-count indictment. He’s freed on $5 million bond.
Six of the counts accused Singh of paying a bribe to a former Oyster Bay deputy town attorney to get an “indirect guarantee” of $32 million in loans for his businesses, including food concessions he ran at town beaches and a town golf course. Other charges included defrauding the IRS by not reporting millions of dollars in wages paid to employees of his restaurants and fraudulently collecting almost $1 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The latter accusation refers to Singh collecting the money for falsely claiming his Water’s Edge restaurant in Long Island City was damaged during superstorm Sandy.
Sept. 13, 2015
Singh employees tell Newsday that Edward Mangano ate for free at Singh’s restaurants.
Sept. 23, 2015
Whistleblower Christopher Briggs, a former Oyster Bay constable, tells Newsday he gave Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice documents in 2013 suggesting that Singh secured illegal loan guarantees from Oyster Bay officials and arranged and paid for vacations for Mangano, but district attorney investigators never followed up on the information.
Town of Brookhaven severs financial ties with Singh’s company. One of his restaurants, Water’s Edge in Long Island City, closes after employees walked out complaining they hadn’t been paid.
Oct. 23, 2015
FBI interviews John Venditto.
Newsday reports Mangano’s redacted calendar shows gaps in public appearances on dates when he may have been in Caribbean on Singh-financed trips.
Dec. 16, 2015
Singh is rearrested and held without bail. Federal prosecutors said he had violated the conditions of his release by fraudulently attempting to obtain a $146,000 loan.
Dec. 18, 2015
Venditto interviewed by FBI again and claims to have never received anything of value from Singh. Prosecutors said he received limousine services, free use of private office space, discounted rates for events and fundraisers at Singh’s venues.
Prosecutors and defense meet to discuss a plea deal for Singh.
Singh’s trial date set for Jan. 9, 2017.
Singh released from jail after eight months of detention.
Singh secretly pleads guilty to bribing Mangano, Venditto and an unnamed New York City official.
Mangano and Venditto, along with Linda Mangano, were arrested and named in the 13-count indictment alleging extortion, bribery, fraud and obstruction charges.
Jan. 4, 2017
Singh’s federal trial is delayed indefinitely.
July 13, 2017
Mangano lets deadline pass to submit ballot petitions to run for another term as county executive as a Republican.
Nov. 21, 2017
Venditto is indicted on 21 new federal criminal charges involving securities fraud in the town’s public offering of more than $1 billion in securities between 2010 and 2016. The superseding indictment adds 21 more counts to the alleged corruption and kickback case that Eastern District federal prosecutors had already brought against Venditto, Edward Mangano and Linda Mangano. The Manganos are not accused in the securities fraud.
Dec. 5, 2017
Federal judge delays for two months the corruption trial of the Manganos and Venditto because Venditto’s attorneys said they needed more time to prepare to fight the additional securities fraud charges.
Jan. 17, 2018
Federal prosecutors reveal they have given the Manganos and Venditto more than a million pages of documents and other materials that include emails from a co-conspirator and surveillance videos from Mangano’s home. The revelations were contained in the government’s response to a pretrial motion by Venditto’s attorney involving the securities fraud charges.
Jan. 24, 2018
The government unseals Singh’s plea and related documents as part of discovery disclosed to Mangano and Venditto as part of their own federal corruption charges.
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