It was a long and winding road through a mistrial, but former Nassau County executive, Edward Mangano and Linda, his wife, were convicted on corruption charges in the New York county. The charges involved the following actions:
Gifts to Mr. Mangano that included a $7,300 watch, vacations, and a $3,000+ massage chair
A no-show “food taster” job at a restaurant that paid $100,000 per year
The gifts were made by a business man, Harendra Singh, in exchange for Mr. Mangano steering loans, repayments, and beneficial programs to Mr. Singh and his businesses. Mr. Singh turned state’s evidence and was the key witness at both trials. You never trust the people you cheat with for they will throw you under the bus.