Ex-Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto
Federal charges: Conspiracy to commit federal program bribery; federal program bribery; conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud; honest services wire fraud; obstruction of justice; false statements. In a superseding indictment: One count of securities fraud; one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud related to securities offerings; and 19 counts of wire fraud related to securities offerings
State charges: Corrupt use of position or authority; official misconduct; conspiracy; defrauding the government
John Venditto, Oyster Bay supervisor, was indicted on federal charges in October 2016. Venditto pleaded not guilty and resigned in January, and his trial is slated for 2018. In June 2017, the Nassau DA indicted Venditto, who prosecutors said was involved in a real-estate deal and orchestrating a hiring. Venditto pleaded not guilty. A superseding federal indictment was announced Nov. 21 adding 21 charges involving allegations of securities fraud.