Cecilia DowdApr 16, 2018, 5:54 pmApr 16, 2018, 9:01 pm

Former Oyster Bay deputy town attorney testifies in Mangano trial

Frederick May says that Harendra Singh was a friend who ‘treated people like VIPs’

Share

CENTRAL ISLIP — Government witness Frederick Mei, the former Oyster Bay deputy town attorney, testified on Monday in the trial of former Supervisor John Venditto and former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. In regards to “the Town of Oyster Bay Way,” Mei said, “It’s a phrase used to discuss the pay to play nature [of the town].” He admitted to accepting bribes and pleaded guilty to that, as FiOS1 News previously reported.

Mei also testified that Harendra Singh was a friend, saying, “He was buying meals, he was buying gifts. He treated people like VIPs, and, in turn, people treated him like a VIP.”

Much of Mei’s involvement focused on helping Singh secure money. At one point during his testimony, Mei mentioned that Singh said Venditto told him, regarding capital improvements, “Feel free, make it a Disney World if you want.”

What's On Now & Next

Traffic

Meadowbrook Pkwy N

NORTHERN STATE PKWY - SOUTHERN STATE PKWY
North
South
5 min (Avg 59 MPH)
6 min (Avg 56 MPH)

Southern State Pkwy W

CROSS ISLAND PKWY - WANTAGH STATE PKWY
West
East
12 min (Avg 59 MPH)
12 min (Avg 57 MPH)

Northern State Pkwy W

GRAND CENTRAL PKWY - SUNNYSIDE BLVD
West
East
15 min (Avg 62 MPH)
15 min (Avg 62 MPH)

Long Island Expy E

NY-110 - EXIT 71
East
West
33 min (Avg 67 MPH)
35 min (Avg 63 MPH)

Long Island Expy E

CROSS ISLAND PKWY - NY-135
East
West
17 min (Avg 52 MPH)
15 min (Avg 59 MPH)
More Traffic »

Weather

Oyster Bay, New York
Overcast
54°F