Prosecutors will try again Monday with the trial of former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, accused of taking kickbacks and bribes in an influence peddling case on Long Island.
Mangano and his wife, Linda, of Bethpage, New York, will be on trial in Central Islip along with John Venditto, a former Oyster Bay town supervisor. All three have pleaded not guilty to an indictment alleging extortion, bribery and more.
Between 2010 and last December, Mangano held the highest elected position in the county adjacent to New York City. Prosecutors say the Republican began engaging in corrupt acts within weeks of his election.
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