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Feds file new indictment against Edward, Linda Mangano
The Manganos' corruption retrial is scheduled to start in October.

  Federal prosecutors Wednesday filed a superseding indictment against former Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and his wife, Linda, adding details of statements to investigators by Linda that prosecutors allege are lies.

The Manganos pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the superseding indictment at their arraignment before U.S. District Judge Joan Azrack, the same judge who declared a mistrial in May after the former Nassau County executive and his wife stood trial on corruption charges for 12 weeks at the federal courthouse in Central Islip.

Despite the new indictment, those original charges against the Manganos, both Bethpage residents, remain the same.

But the addition of 11 specific examples in writing of Linda Mangano’s alleged lies appears to be an attempt by prosecutors to explain precisely the details of her alleged false statements. It was one example of prosecutors attempting to refine their case in the superseding indictment as the case heads for retrial in October.

Though many of Linda Mangano’s alleged lies were elicited during trial testimony of an FBI agent, they were never formally included in prosecutorial court papers or introduced as an exhibit for the jury to review.

The additions involving Linda Mangano seem to respond to complaints made by some jurors after the first trial that they were unsure which of the remarks prosecutors said Linda Mangano made to FBI agents were allegedly lies. Linda Mangano’s attorney often argued during the trial that he was unsure what statements made by his client were allegedly lies, and he underscored this argument during his summation.



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