Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano

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Mistrial Declared In Ed Mangano Corruption Case

May 31, 2018 - 3:42 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A mistrial was declared in the corruption and bribery trial of former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his wife, Linda.

The mistrial came a day after jury said it was deadlocked. At the time, the judge in the case had told the jury to keep trying and gave the jury the Allen charge, or instruction to try to prevent a hung jury by encouraging the jurors in the minority to reconsider.

But on Thursday, the judge declared a mistrial.

Linda is accused of lying to the FBI, while her husband is accused of taking pricey bribes in exchange for helping a restaurant owner Harendra Singh receive county contracts and $20 million in guaranteed loans. 

Jurors acquitted their co-defendant former Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto last week. But they said they were split on a verdict against Mangano and his wife.

Prosecutors said they are going to try Mangano again.