Federal jury deliberates at NY corruption retrial

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A federal jury is deliberating at the corruption retrial of former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and his wife.

Newsday says the deliberations began on Thursday afternoon in Central Islip.

Mangano is accused of helping Long Island businessman Harendra Singh obtain guaranteed loans in exchange for lavish gifts.

Prosecutors say the Republican politician’s wife, Linda Mangano, was given a $100,000-a-year, no-show job at one of Singh’s restaurants.

On Wednesday, Linda Mangano’s attorney described Singh as a “treacherous person” and a liar who betrayed a family friend.

The Manganos say that any favors were because of their personal ties with Singh. Their first trial ended in a mistrial in May.


Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com