(MINEOLA, N.Y.) - On Thursday, April 14, 2022, former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, who was convicted of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery, federal program bribery, conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud, honest services wire fraud and conspiracy to obstruct justice by a jury in 2019, was sentenced to 12 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Joan Azrack.
Following his sentencing, Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D – Glen Cove) issued the following statement:
“Ed Mangano violated the public’s trust and abused the responsibility Nassau County residents entrusted to him,” Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D – Glen Cove) said. “Judge Arzack’s stiff sentence sends a clear message that nobody - not even the most powerful person - is above the law. It should also serve as a sobering reminder of how corruption ultimately destroys the lives of those who are involved in it.”
“As one of Nassau’s darkest chapters draws to a close, we stand at a crossroads,” Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton continued. “Unfortunately, there are indications that the Blakeman administration may be reverting to the questionable practices of the past.
“Already, they are attempting to undermine the powers of the County’s independent Inspector General to investigate waste, fraud and abuse in County operations; are ignoring an anti-corruption order that blocks political party leaders from simultaneously serving in his administration; and are filling top government positions with individuals who have tainted track records.
“We simply cannot go back to ‘business as usual in the corrupt culture of Nassau County government and politics’ that Judge Arzack lamented. If the Blakeman administration seeks to turn back the hands of time and return to ‘business as usual,’ the Minority Caucus will fight their misguided efforts every step of the way,” Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton concluded.