Mistrial Declared in Corruption Case against Ex-County Executive

Team SoOLEGAL 1 Jun 2018 5:00pm

Mistrial Declared in Corruption Case against Ex-County Executive

U.S. District Judge Joan Azrack, while hearing a corruption case against a former New York town official, declared a mistrial in the case.

The judge's decision came after the jury tried unsuccessfully for nine days to reach a verdict.

Prosecutors had accused Edward Mangano, an Ex-County Executive, of accepting bribes and kickbacks from Oyster Bay restaurateur Harendra Singh in return for favorable treatment, which included government contracts and loans.

John Venditto, former Oyster Bay Town Supervisor, also was a co-accused in the case. However, he was acquitted of all the charges by the jury on May 24. He was also a major fundraiser for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Although, Blasio was investigated by federal prosecutors for possible corruption, but was not charged after state and federal authorities examined his fundraising practices.

Mr Singh was also separately charged in 2015 in the corruption case. He was pleaded guilty to 8 counts and agreed to testify at the trial.

The U.S. District Judge Joan Azrack has scheduled a new trial for Edward Mangano for June 28.

Tagged: US District Judge   Edward Mangano   Oyster Bay   New York City Mayor   Mayor Bill de Blasio  
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