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Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano

Edward Mangano

Charges: Conspiracy to commit federal program bribery; federal program bribery; conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud; honest services wire fraud; extortion; conspiracy to obstruct justice

Edward Mangano, Nassau’s county executive, was indicted in October 2016 and accused by federal prosecutors of receiving “bribes and kickbacks” from businessman Harendra Singh, who has pleaded guilty to providing them. Mangano’s wife, Linda, was charged with obstruction of justice, conspiracy to obstruct justice and making false statements involving “work she claimed to have performed” in an alleged no-show job from Singh, according to the indictment and prosecutors. Both Manganos pleaded not guilty. A judge on May 31 declared a mistrial in both their cases and their retrial is set for October. Federal prosecutors filed a new indictment against the Manganos in August, adding details of statements to investigators by Linda that prosecutors allege are lies. The Manganos pleaded not guilty to the indictment at an arraignment.

The latest on the Mangano case

Oct. 3, 2018: Judge sets start for Mangano corruption retrial Aug. 8, 2018: Feds release new indictment against Edward, Linda Mangano July 26, 2018: Judge moves trial date of former Mangano aide to January June 17, 2018: Mangano paid attorney $900,000 from campaign fund June 28, 2018: Judge sets Oct. 9 as Mangano retrial date June 1, 2018: Prosecutors intend to retry Edward and Linda Mangano corruption case June 1, 2018: Foreman: Mangano jury was leaning toward acquittal May 31, 2018: Judge declares a mistrial in Edward and Linda Mangano corruption case May 31, 2018: Edward and Linda Mangano react with emotion after mistrial May 31, 2018: Power on Trial: After a wait, Mangano trial ends in a mistrial May 31, 2018: Editorial: Mangano-Venditto trial exposed a rotten political system May 30, 2018: Judge sends Mangano jury back to work after ‘deadlocked’ note May 30, 2018: Power on Trial: Mangano jury deliberations to enter Day 9 May 30, 2018: Mangano jury sends note to judge saying, ‘We are deadlocked’ May 30, 2018: Power on Trial: Jury restarts deliberations with a new member May 29, 2018: Mangano judge replaces juror who sent note; deliberations continue May 25, 2018: Mangano jurors leave for the holiday weekend without reaching a verdict May 25, 2018: Power on Trial: Jury deliberations will continue next week May 24, 2018: Respect for the solemn duty of a jury of one’s peers May 24, 2018: Venditto not guilty on all charges; jury deliberating Friday on Manganos May 23, 2018: Power on trial: A video show, and a lawyer returns May 23, 2018: Jurors in corruption trial ask to see footage of Mangano’s front door May 23, 2018: Power on trial: Who’s who in the Mangano-Venditto trial May 22, 2018: Jurors in Mangano-Venditto trial say they need ‘further instruction’ May 22, 2018: Power on Trial: When jurors disagree May 21, 2018: Jurors in political corruption case deliberate for second day May 19, 2018: Power on trial: The waiting game May 18, 2018: Jurors reach no verdict on 1st day of Mangano-Venditto deliberations May 18, 2018: At last — the jury deliberates in the Mangano-Venditto case May 17, 2018: Jurors in Mangano-Venditto corruption case to begin deliberations May 17, 2018: Power on trial: All eyes on the jury May 16, 2018: Judge: Former top aide to Edward Mangano goes on trial Sept. 17 May 16, 2018: Power on trial: Defense lawyers go after Harendra Singh May 16, 2018: Defense attorneys attack Singh’s credibility at Mangano-Venditto trial May 15, 2018: Mangano and Venditto ‘traded their office’ for money, prosecutor says in closings May 15, 2018: Power on Trial: Closing arguments May 15, 2018: Judge refuses to dismiss charges against Mangano, Venditto May 14, 2018: Power on Trial: ‘Time flies’ May 13, 2018: Feds could wrap case Monday in Mangano corruption trial May 12, 2018: Ed Mangano-John Venditto corruption trial attracts a crowd May 11, 2018: Power on trial: Financial footprints May 11, 2018: Judge rejects John Venditto lawyers’ mistrial request, court papers show May 11, 2018: Judge rejects John Venditto lawyers’ mistrial request, court papers show May 10, 2018: Power on trial: Two witnesses, two similar stories May 10, 2018: Contractor: I gave Mangano cash to help with problems May 10, 2018: Power on Trial: Analyst finds trouble in Oyster Bay May 9, 2018: Analyst: Town withheld info on Singh’s loans May 9, 2018: Financial advisers say they didn’t know about Singh loans May 8, 2018: Power on Trial: How much evidence is enough? May 7, 2018: Power on Trial: Some unexpected news May 7, 2018: Town of Oyster Bay masked $22 million deficit, witness testifies May 5, 2018: Nassau corruption trial: The tale of 329 Broadway May 3, 2018: FBI agent: Linda Mangano broke down in tears when subpoenaed for evidence May 3, 2018: Power on Trial: The signs of lying May 3, 2018: Records: Harendra Singh files for Chapter 13 bankruptcy May 3, 2018: Power on Trial: Of bribes and town salaries May 2, 2018: Genova testifies he was ‘in panic mode’ when he lied to prosecutors May 1, 2018: Genova testifies Singh’s perks ensured his problems were at the top of the pile May 1, 2018: Power on Trial: ‘Keys to the county’ April 30, 2018: Genova: Venditto was the force behind Singh’s contracts, loan guarantees April 30, 2018: Power on Trial: Genova describes how things work in Oyster Bay April 28, 2018: Mangano-Venditto trial: What’s the standard for guilt? April 26, 2018: Power on Trial: More witnesses testify about Linda Mangano April 26, 2018: Mangano witness: Company was ready to provide emergency Sandy meals April 25, 2018: Ex-restaurant manager for Singh testifies he didn’t see Linda Mangano at eatery April 25, 2018: Power on Trial: After blackout, a light moment in Mangano trial April 24, 2018: Power on Trial: Town knew it was backing Singh loans, witness says April 24, 2018: Mangano was force behind no-bid Sandy contract for Singh, witness testifies April 23, 2018: Power on Trial: Mangano, lender talked Coliseum financing, witness says April 23, 2018: Singh almost didn’t get superstorm Sandy food contract, witness says April 23, 2018: Former Nassau employees to testify in Mangano-Venditto trial April 21, 2018: Nassau corruption trial: Finding an end-around on loan guarantees April 20, 2018: Power on Trial: Sinnreich faces off with Mangano’s defense attorney April 20, 2018: Outside counsel testifies he cautioned Oyster Bay on ‘bogus’ proposal April 19, 2018: Witness testifies Mangano told others on Singh deal ‘Let’s get this thing done’ April 18, 2018: Power on Trial: Mangano urged Singh deal to be done, witness says April 17, 2018: Venditto, Genova viewed FBI probe as ‘rite of passage,’ Mei testifies April 17, 2018: Power on Trial: Mei says he feared for his job, pension April 17, 2018: Power on Trial: Mei says he feared for his job, pension April 16, 2018: Power on Trial: How the system works, according to Mei April 14, 2018: Nassau corruption trial: Wrangling over town loan guarantees April 14, 2018: Power on Trial: Seeking a solution for Singh’s financing April 12, 2018: Witness: Surprised seeing Mangano, Venditto at loan meeting April 12, 2018: Power on Trial: Judge in Mangano trial also presiding over Spota case April 12, 2018: Power on Trial: Judge in Mangano trial also presiding over Spota case April 11, 2018: Power on Trial: Lawyer has no ‘independent recollection’ April 11, 2018: VIPs ate for free at Singh’s venues, Mangano witness trial says April 10, 2018: Power on Trial: Installed flooring and backing for a loan April 10, 2018: Town of Oyster Bay ‘would be on the hook’ if Singh defaulted, witness testifies April 9, 2018: Power on Trial: New witnesses for the prosecution testify April 9, 2018: Montesano testifies he was pressured to hire Linda Mangano April 9, 2018: Montesano testifies he was pressured to hire Linda Mangano April 9, 2018: Power on Trial: New witnesses for the prosecution testify April 7, 2018: Nassau corruption trial: Parsing the meaning of truth and love April 5, 2018: Power on Trial: Mr. Singh, ‘you’re excused’ April 5, 2018: Harendra Singh ends testimony in Mangano’s trial April 4, 2018: Power on Trial: Just answer yes or no, Mr. Singh April 4, 2018: Singh: Oyster Bay ‘was willing to do whatever I wanted’ April 3, 2018: Power on Trial: Linda Mangano did some work April 3, 2018: Singh: I was unaware of Linda Mangano’s workload April 2, 2018: Power on Trial: Carman begins quizzing Singh April 2, 2018: Singh testifies he was ‘in denial’ at Mangano’s trial March 31, 2018: Power on Trial: Scenes from the Mangano trial March 31, 2018: Mangano defense attacks Singh March 29, 2018: Power on Trial: Mei wears a wire to talk to Singh March 29, 2018: Singh FBI wire: Ed Mangano did ‘nothing, nothing’ for me March 28, 2018: Singh: Edward Mangano paid for some of his own meals March 28, 2018: Power on Trial: Singh’s 7th day on the witness stand March 28, 2018: Ciolli: Did Mondello get discount on daughter’s wedding? March 27, 2018: Power on Trial: Scenes from an Italian restaurant March 27, 2018: Linda Mangano asked Singh not to bring gifts to parties, texts show March 26, 2018: Power on Trial: The defense attacks Singh’s credibility March 26, 2018: Singh details perks at Mangano’s corruption trial March 24, 2018: Power on Trial: A glimpse into a political rite of passage March 24, 2018: Singh, in his testimony, describes lavishing gifts on officials March 22, 2018: Singh testifies he gave Venditto, family countless free luxury rides March 22, 2018: Power on Trial: Singh, in testimony, drops a lot of names March 20, 2018: Singh: Mangano, VIPs got ‘special food’ for superstorm Sandy March 20, 2018: Power on Trial: Singh tells how he got a bread contract March 19, 2018: Power on Trial: Singh talks patronage, building an empire March 19, 2018: Singh testifies he hired Linda Mangano but expected no work from her March 17, 2018: Singh learned to make friends in Nassau politics March 16, 2018: Mangano, Venditto “circumvented” permit process, prosecutors allege March 16, 2018: Editorial: Don’t confuse political corruption with friendship March 15, 2018: Power on Trial: Harendra Singh takes the witness stand March 15, 2018: In Mangano, Singh said he saw a ‘connection’ to help his business March 14, 2018: Singh laundered money for Mangano, prosecutors allege March 14, 2018: Feds say Mangano ‘sold himself’; defense attacks Singh’s credibility March 14, 2018: Power on Trial: Low-show jobs and witness credibility March 13, 2018: Singh to play major role in trial of Manganos, Venditto March 12, 2018: Jury seated for Mangano-Venditto corruption trial March 12, 2018: Judge on Mangano case described as fair, ‘brilliant’ and tough March 12, 2018: Power on Trial: Jury is seated in Mangano trial March 11, 2018: Mangano-Venditto corruption trial kicks off March 10, 2018: How crises plagued Mangano’s two terms March 8, 2018: Judge: Mangano, Venditto trial on schedule March 6, 2018: Editorial: Another way to end culture of corruption in Nassau County March 5, 2018: Papers: Mangano, Venditto trial witness gets immunity to testify March 3, 2018: Editorial: Break up Long Island’s political game Feb. 28, 2018: Judge bars decisions on de Blasio in Mangano case Feb. 26, 2018: Editorial: Patrick Ryder needs to keep Nassau County police above politics Feb. 26, 2018: Brown: Corruption fight needs more than a gift ban Feb. 26, 2018: Laura Curran orders no-gift policy for employees involved in contracting Feb. 24, 2018: Court filing alleges Singh dealings with NYC mayor Feb. 22, 2018: Editorial: Details still to come in latest Nassau County corruption case Feb. 22, 2018: Former Mangano aide Rob Walker indicted on federal charges Feb. 19, 2018: Records: Figure in Mangano-Venditto case wore wire Feb. 10, 2018: Harendra Singh repeatedly sought City Hall’s help, documents show Feb. 9, 2018: Judge in Mangano corruption case rejects all defense motions Feb. 7, 2018: Mangano, Venditto schemed at meeting to guarantee loans, feds allege Feb. 8, 2018: Opinion: Stop the decline of the Nassau GOP Feb. 7, 2018: Jury selection date set for Mangano-Venditto trial Feb. 3, 2018: In Nassau corruption cases, the witness list begins to take shape Jan. 30, 2018: Claiming ‘selective prosecution,’ Mangano wants indictment dismissed Jan. 24, 2018: Singh admits bribing Mangano, Venditto, NYC official Jan. 17, 2018: Feds turn over documents, materials in Mangano-Venditto case Jan. 14, 2018: Lawyers for Manganos and Venditto file flurry of pretrial motions Dec. 5, 2017: Judge delays Edward Mangano, John Venditto trial for two months Nov. 30, 2017: John Venditto, Edward Mangano ask for delay in corruption case Nov. 21, 2017: John Venditto, ex-Oyster Bay town supervisor, charged by SEC Nov. 15, 2017: Scheme to help restaurateur began when Mangano took office, court filing says Nov. 15, 2017: Oyster Bay legal bills related to Singh cases top $3.3M Oct. 30, 2017: GOP and Dems clash on alleged plot to indict Edward Mangano Oct. 30, 2017: GOP and Dems clash on alleged plot to indict Edward Mangano Oct. 17, 2017: Editorial: Keep a spotlight on nepotism in Long Island government Oct. 14, 2017: Over 100 Nassau politicians also have family in government Sept. 27, 2017: Brown: Will Skelos’ overturned conviction affect Mangano, Venditto? Sept. 25, 2017: Brown: Nassau towns suddenly embrace ethics reform Sept. 6, 2017: Venditto court papers seek dismissal of corruption charges Aug. 30, 2017: Mangano’s wife to judge: Dismiss criminal case Aug. 26, 2017: Brown: Edward Mangano, officially a lame duck, plots his future Aug. 11, 2017: Curran outraises Maragos in primary for Nassau executive July 26, 2017: De Blasio addresses top aides’ help to indicted donor Singh July 22, 2017: Brown: Lawmakers in Nassau push anti-corruption reforms in election year July 19, 2017: Edward Mangano’s fundraising dwindles July 17, 2017: Edward Mangano loses shot at possible re-election bid July 16, 2017: Editorial: Business as usual for Nassau GOP Inc. July 13, 2017: Mangano won’t seek third term as Republican July 10, 2017: Town sues former concessionaire, attorneys July 5, 2017: Nassau GOP eyes Election Day with its anti-corruption stance May 20, 2017: Nassau investigations chief Donna Myrill touts independence May 18, 2017: Nassau GOP taps state Sen. Jack Martins as county exec candidate April 30, 2017: GOP bill would ban public corruption felons from county office April 29, 2017: Nassau GOP chairman recalls telling Mangano he was being dropped March 15, 2017: Despite indictment, Manganos plan women’s event March 1, 2017: Source: GOP searching for Nassau exec candidate Feb 22, 2017: Nassau DA wiretapped 3 former Oyster Bay officials, sources say Feb 20, 2017: Mangano, Nassau GOP lawmaker in unusual split Feb. 12, 2017: Indicted concessionaire owes Oyster Bay nearly $300,000 Feb. 10, 2017: Nassau grand jury probing Oyster Bay corruption, sources say Feb. 9, 2017: Brown: Charges against Mangano will hang over election season Feb. 8, 2017: Mangano won’t face trial before 2018 Feb. 8, 2017: Brown: Mangano says ‘I’m not going anywhere’ Jan. 10, 2017: Mangano unlikely to be renominated for county exec, sources say Jan. 4, 2017: Federal bribery trial for Harendra Singh indefinitely delayed Dec. 31, 2016: Mangano says he’s been taking care of business since indictment Oct. 24, 2016: Mangano took $17,007 pay raise despite ongoing budget cuts Oct. 24, 2016: Federal charges vs. Venditto will not impact town lawsuits, lawyer says Oct. 20, 2016: Brown: New reality for Mangano, John Venditto Oct. 20, 2016: Harendra Singh is businessman at center of probes Oct. 20, 2016: Mangano, Venditto arrested on corruption charges, Feds say Nov. 21, 2015: LI pols attended galas, raised funds for Singh charity Nov. 9, 2015: Mangano’s calendar: No appearances when he might be on vacation with Singh Oct. 24, 2015: Town OK’d Singh’s contracts despite late bills, documents show Sept. 22, 2015: Whistleblower says Nassau DA failed to act in 2013 on key documents Sept. 13: 2015: Singh boasted about Mangano, other officials, gave them free meals, employees say Aug. 22, 2015: Town helped Singh get $16M in private loans exposing taxpayers to liabilities Aug. 9, 2015: Singh, contractor arranged, paid for trips for Mangano, other officials June 30, 2015: Restaurateur Harendra Singh, involved in Oyster Bay lawsuits, has ties to Mangano, records show
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