Judge in Mangano corruption case rejects all defense motions


The federal judge presiding over the corruption trial of former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, his wife, Linda, and former Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto has denied all defense motions challenging the government’s case against them.

Repeatedly in her 33-page decision, filed Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Joan M. Azrack found that arguments raised by defense attorneys were “premature” and either baseless or insufficient to keep the case from proceeding to trial.

“As explained below,” Azrack wrote, “all of the defendants’ motions are denied.”


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