Friday, October 21, 2016

Nassau County Executive Is Arrested in Bribery Scheme

The Nassau County executive, Edward P. Mangano, his wife and a local town supervisor were arrested and charged on Thursday with trading government contracts and official favors for free vacations, a no-show job as a food taster and other bribes — the latest in a series of corruption scandals to embarrass New York.

The arrests capped months of looming trouble for Mr. Mangano, a powerful figure in Republican politics on Long Island and the top elected official in Nassau County. He has been dogged by reports — many published in Newsday — that he had received free gifts and vacations from a longtime friend, Harendra Singh, a Long Island restaurateur with about 30 businesses in the area and several government contracts.

Mr. Mangano’s arrest was another blow to the Republican machine in Nassau County, already weakened by the conviction last year of the former State Senate majority leader, Dean G. Skelos, on corruption charges.

www.nytimes.com/2016/10/21/nyregion/edward-mangano-nassau-county-executive-arrest-bribery-scheme.html

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