Tag: Rob Walker
The former chief deputy Nassau County Executive has admitted to lying to federal investigators for trying to cover up a $5,000 cash payment he received from a county contractor.
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.
Advocates and citizens frustrated with the avalanche of corruption scandals on Long Island and statewide are rallying and organizing other grassroots efforts aimed at pressuring lawmakers into being more ethical and transparent. Local good government groups picketed this week outside the Long Island office of New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-Smithtown), urging him to allow passage of ethics reforms for Albany lawmakers before the legislative session ends June 16. And a New York City-based nonprofit this week announced that it’s suing LI municipalities that fail to turn over financial documents in a statewide citizen-led transparency initiative recently started in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
The senator, who will be expelled from office, is scheduled to be sentenced in March, but will appeal the verdict.
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.
"They don’t know what the fuck they’re doing," Sen. Skelos said on wiretap, referring to Nassau County government.
Ex-U.S. Sen. Al D'Amato and Chief Deputy Nassau County Executive Rob Walker took the stand Friday.
"One step at a time. Haha. Your dad prob needs to make a call."
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