Tag: Ed Walsh
Ex-Suffolk County Conservative Party Chairman Edward Walsh was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison for golfing, gambling and politicking while he was on the clock at his county jail job.
U.S. Attorney Robert Capers was reportedly among 46 Obama-appointed federal prosecutors ousted by the Trump administration.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, his wife, Linda, and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto have been indicted on federal charges that will be unsealed Thursday, prosecutors said. Multiple New York news outlets quoting anonymous sources reported that Mangano, atwo-term Republican from Bethpage, is expected to be charged in connection with the investigation into a Syosset restaurateur who’s been indicted for fraud and bribing a Town of Oyster Bay official.
Federal prosecutors made their case by comparing Walsh's time sheets with records from Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, various Long Island golf courses, the Conservative Party, his cell phone, bank transactions and other documents between 2011 and 2014.
Federal prosecutors charged Walsh with theft and wire fraud for allegedly being paid $200,000 for hours when he was golfing, gambling and politicking between 2011 and 2014. Attorneys for Walsh, who retired shortly before the trial began so he could collect his pension, have argued that he was free to come and go as he pleased and make up the hours later.
FBI Agent Ken Hosey told prosecutors during direct examination Thursday at Central Islip federal court that he tallied the dollar amount by comparing Suffolk County Conservative Party Chairman Ed Walsh’s timesheets for his job at the county sheriff's office with records subpoenaed from golf courses, Foxwoods Casino, the Conservative Party, banks and cell phone data suggesting Walsh was in locations other than the county jails in Riverhead and Yaphank.
"Lieutenant Walsh seemed to be a little upset, asked why it was happening and stated, 'if you're worried about the other agency across the river, they're not doing anything,'" Kanas, who's since retired, told the jury. He added: "I took it to mean the district attorney's office."
Among the complaints lodged against Walsh were anonymous allegations that he was unprofessional and abusive, but neither those claims nor the accusation that the chairman was politicking at work resulted in disciplinary action, DeMarco testified Tuesday at Walsh's theft and fraud trial at Central Islip federal court.
Prosecutors have alleged that Walsh was paid more than $80,000 in salary for hours he was actually golfing, gambling at Foxwoods casino in Connecticut, and conducting Conservative Party business. Attorneys for Walsh, who retired shortly before the trial began, have argued that Walsh was free to come and go as he pleased and make up the hours later.
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