Ex-Oyster Bay officials face judge on several charges


WOODBURY - Former Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto and several other former town officials accused of corruption appeared before a judge on Wednesday.

Venditto, who had nothing to say as he left Nassau County court, and six others are accused in several corruption schemes.

According to Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas, the owners of an Old Bethpage paving company paid former town planning commissioner Fred Ippolito $1.6 million in exchange for approval to build a senior housing development.

"It was a huge breech of the public trust," Singas said. "That's something we take seriously. Tax dollars should be protected."


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