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Old 05-31-2018, 06:36 PM
 
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Unbelievable.
Exactly...who do they think they are? The Clintons?
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Old 06-01-2018, 06:34 AM
 
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What became of that rat from ridge. His testimony was priceless for the prosecution.
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Old 06-01-2018, 07:14 AM
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They should have tried the case at a different venue

Why proceed with trial against politicians on their home turf, bad case or no?
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Old 06-01-2018, 07:52 AM
 
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When I saw the original charges against Mangano and Venditto the case looked like a stretch to me. They got favors like free limo rides and free food. Big deal. The worst thing seemed to be the no-show job for Mangano's wife. Is that really worse than the nepotism in Long Island politics where family members are routinely put in high paying government jobs? How about cracking down on that.
Hate to break it to people, but these types of things are highly ILLEGAL. If the people at the top can do it, then every purchasing agent and contract manager in the state can do it and then what do you have? Smart procurement people don't take a bag of peanuts or a Mets ticket for fear of an auditor ending their career let alone, meals, limo rides and wood floors. Contracting requires REAL ethics AND fear of consequences ie JAIL. That's the job. Be ethical, protect the taxpayer or GTFO and go manage a waste hauling business with the Gambinos.

That said, the prosecution blew this totally. They paraded a bunch of guiltier clowns than the defendants and gave them full immunity. No one would consider that fair, but does anyone think Mangano is REALLY innocent?! If Mei, Genova and Singh were guaranteed to do some time, Ed would be too. At least a slap on the wrist. I don't see why they bother with a retrial. It will be the same thing all over again. Prosecution played it horribly and no way to fix it now.
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Old 06-01-2018, 08:20 AM
 
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Hate to break it to people, but these types of things are highly ILLEGAL. If the people at the top can do it, then every purchasing agent and contract manager in the state can do it and then what do you have? Smart procurement people don't take a bag of peanuts or a Mets ticket for fear of an auditor ending their career let alone, meals, limo rides and wood floors. Contracting requires REAL ethics AND fear of consequences ie JAIL. That's the job. Be ethical, protect the taxpayer or GTFO and go manage a waste hauling business with the Gambinos.

That said, the prosecution blew this totally. They paraded a bunch of guiltier clowns than the defendants and gave them full immunity. No one would consider that fair, but does anyone think Mangano is REALLY innocent?! If Mei, Genova and Singh were guaranteed to do some time, Ed would be too. At least a slap on the wrist. I don't see why they bother with a retrial. It will be the same thing all over again. Prosecution played it horribly and no way to fix it now.
Ignorance of the law is not a legal defense.
Imho, the Manganos know that what they did is wrong, they do not care.
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Old 06-01-2018, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Nassau County
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Hate to break it to people, but these types of things are highly ILLEGAL. If the people at the top can do it, then every purchasing agent and contract manager in the state can do it and then what do you have? Smart procurement people don't take a bag of peanuts or a Mets ticket for fear of an auditor ending their career let alone, meals, limo rides and wood floors. Contracting requires REAL ethics AND fear of consequences ie JAIL. That's the job. Be ethical, protect the taxpayer or GTFO and go manage a waste hauling business with the Gambinos.

That said, the prosecution blew this totally. They paraded a bunch of guiltier clowns than the defendants and gave them full immunity. No one would consider that fair, but does anyone think Mangano is REALLY innocent?! If Mei, Genova and Singh were guaranteed to do some time, Ed would be too. At least a slap on the wrist. I don't see why they bother with a retrial. It will be the same thing all over again. Prosecution played it horribly and no way to fix it now.

I agree on the retrial monster, i mean this wasn't even close, the jury was evenly split on Ed was was close to an acquittal on his wife. Venditto was half the case and is cleared plus some witnesses they used for him and Ed may not be allowed in a retrial. Typically the prosecution always says they will retry at first, they did the same when Sen. Melendez over in NJ mistrialed. Then 2 weeks later they changes their minds.
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:02 AM
 
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the FBI is interveiwing the jury to see if any shady things went on. the jury forman was a cop from NYPD. they would never convict mangano based on manganos support for cops get a cop on the jury he will always walk
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:21 AM
 
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the FBI is interveiwing the jury to see if any shady things went on. the jury forman was a cop from NYPD. they would never convict mangano based on manganos support for cops get a cop on the jury he will always walk
So Bellone gets a free ride too.
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Old 06-02-2018, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Nassau County
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the FBI is interveiwing the jury to see if any shady things went on. the jury forman was a cop from NYPD. they would never convict mangano based on manganos support for cops get a cop on the jury he will always walk
What nonsense. Not to mention the jury was evenly split on Mangano and close to acquitting his wife. Even if the cop was bias toward Mangano (an accusation which you have zero proof) it would have made zero difference.
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Old 06-02-2018, 11:22 AM
 
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Keep it going Ed!
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