Tag: corruption

Is Preet Bharara Trying to Tell Us Something?

Only the fired U.S. attorney knows for sure.

Team Trump Ousts Top Federal Prosecutor Leading Mangano, Venditto Probes In...

U.S. Attorney Robert Capers was reportedly among 46 Obama-appointed federal prosecutors ousted by the Trump administration.

Nassau Exec Mangano Defiant Following Federal Corruption Charges

Two-term Republican Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano remained defiant Thursday following his indictment on federal corruption charges including bribery, fraud and extortion, telling reporters outside the U.S. courthouse in Central Islip after posting $500,000 bail that he would not step down as the county’s chief elected official.

Feds: Ed Mangano & John Venditto Charged In Bribery, Kickback &...

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, his wife Linda, and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto were indicted on federal corruption charges for an alleged bribery scheme, fraud, extortion and lying to investigators. Prosecutors unsealed the 13-count indictment shortly before the trio was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at Central Islip federal court. Authorities allege Ed Mangano and Venditto conspired between 2010 and last year to use their power to back loans for and award contracts to a businessman, who in turn gave them kickbacks and a $450,000 no-show job for Linda.

Attorneys for Dean Skelos and Son Request Acquittal

Attorneys argue that the evidence outlined in court was not strong enough to warrant a conviction.

Skelos Corruption Trial: Closing Arguments Over, Jury Deliberations Begin

Prosecutors summed up their theory of the case while defenders tried to poke holes in the testimony.

Skelos Corruption Trial: Dean & Adam Decline Testimony, Closing Arguments Continue

The judge asked the senator and his son whether they had anything to drink in the past 24 hours. The senator said he had a glass of wine; his son, a margarita.

Skelos Corruption Trial: Insurer Feared Firing Senator’s Son Would Hurt Lobbying...

"I did not want to have a problem in Albany."

Skelos Corruption Trial: No Mention of Son’s Ties in AbTech-Agency Meeting

"Find it curious that [state] senate Republican is reaching out to me directly."

Skelos Corruption Trial: FBI Had AbTech VP Wear a Wire

"Normally, I'm never that cautious...but with everything going on, I'm trying to be."