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Ex-Oyster Bay Town Commissioner Frederick Ippolito

Frederick Ippolito

Federal charges: Attempt to evade or defeat tax (federal)

State charges: Money laundering; defrauding the government; official misconduct; bribe receiving; receiving reward for official misconduct; theft of services.

Frederick Ippolito, an Oyster Bay town official, pleaded guilty in January 2016 to a federal tax evasion charge in connection with $2 million in outside consulting fees he received while working as the town’s planning and development commissioner. He resigned two days after his plea. He was sentenced in September 2016 to 27 months in prison and ordered to pay $550,000 in restitution. Ippolito died in prison in June 2017. On Dec. 12, 2017, a federal appellate court vacated the conviction because he died while appealing his conviction. In June 2017, Ippolito was charged by Nassau County prosecutors; a judge ended that case in September 2017.

The latest on the Ippolito case

Dec. 12, 2017: Appeals court vacates Frederick Ippolito conviction, citing death Nov. 28, 2017: Oyster Bay Town seeks buyer for property in alleged bribery scheme Sept. 27, 2017: Judge abates corruption charges against the late Fred Ippolito Sept. 2, 2017: Oyster Bay ex-commissioner still influenced town, affidavit says July 12, 2017: Oyster Bay announces changes after corruption indictments July 6, 2017: Nassau to stop awarding contracts to indicted Old Bethpage firm July 1, 2017: Brown: Nassau district attorney steps into corruption fight June 29, 2017: Editorial: Public’s trust betrayed in Oyster Bay June 29, 2017: Ex-Oyster Bay supervisor Venditto, others charged with corruption June 29, 2017: Oyster Bay corruption indictments add to federal tax case June 27, 2017: Sources: Several indicted in Oyster Bay corruption probe June 5, 2017: Frederick Ippolito, ex-Oyster Bay official, dies, attorney says April 30, 2017: GOP bill would ban public corruption felons from county office March 6, 2017: Brown: The horse often escapes the ethics barn on LI Feb 22, 2017: Nassau DA wiretapped 3 former Oyster Bay officials, sources say Feb. 10, 2017: Nassau grand jury probing Oyster Bay corruption, sources say Jan. 4, 2017: Town of Oyster Bay faces a rough road to honest government Nov. 18, 2016: Ippolito reports to federal prison, official says Nov. 15, 2016: Ippolito ordered to prison after panel’s bail bid denial Nov. 8, 2016: Appeals panel suspends start of prison term for Ippolito Oct. 27, 2016: Ippolito prison sentence delayed by appeals judge Sept. 29, 2016: Ippolito reports to federal prison, official says Sept. 29, 2016: Frederick Ippolito, ex-Oyster Bay commish, sentenced to 27 months Sept. 29, 2016: Brown: Federal judge reveals what Oyster Bay officials haven’t Aug. 14, 2016: Oyster Bay’s Ippolito got $2M from developer, documents show July 11, 2016: Judge orders Oyster Bay to release documents to Newsday April 19, 2016: Oyster Bay has no plans to replace Frederick Ippolito January 28, 2016: Frederick Ippolito vacated post, Nassau DA Madeline Singas says Jan. 27, 2016: Brown: Why is Ippolito still on Oyster Bay payroll? Jan. 26, 2016: Oyster Bay’s Frederick Ippolito pleads guilty to tax evasion Aug. 9, 2015: Prominent restaurateur and government contractor arranged, paid for trips for Nassau Exec Edward Mangano, other officials, investigation finds Oct. 30, 2015: Newsday reporter seeking Oyster Bay public records escorted out by cop Aug. 25, 2015: Editorial: Oyster Bay leaders strain public trust July 14, 2015: Frederick Ippolito named in $146,130 warrant for back taxes May 18, 2015: Frederick Ippolito, Oyster Bay official facing tax evasion charges, returns to work April 29, 2015: Oyster Bay ethics board to investigate complaint against Frederick Ippolito April 18, 2015: Firm, big political donor, got $100M in work April 10, 2015: Frederick Ippolito takes indefinite leave from town post March 24, 2015: Oyster Bay residents call for town action on indicted commissioner March 23, 2015: Brown: Frederick Ippolito tax-evasion case raises conflict of interest questions March 20, 2015: Oyster Bay Commissioner Frederick Ippolito indicted on income tax evasion charges March 9, 2014: Oyster Bay denies allegations made in suit over restaurant
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