Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, his wife, Linda, and former Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto all appeared in federal court Wednesday. They were indicted last year on federal corruption charges in connection to an alleged bribe and kickback scheme.
It was a very brief court appearance. The judge in Wednesday’s appearance was a different one than the judge at the very first appearance back in October.
Prosecutors said they had already entered about 10,000 pages of documents as evidence and there are many more to still come.
A trial date has been set-- a "hopeful" date as the judge put it-- for January.
To recap this case, the county executive and former Oyster Bay Town supervisor Venditto are both accused in a bribe and kickback scheme.
Mangano's wife Linda is alleged to have received more than $450,000 for a no-show job.
The three maintain their innocence, with each of the three had his or her own attorney.
Mangano has been accused of accepting free trips from a person identified in court documents as co-conspirator number one.
As reported, a source has confirmed to FiOS1 News that the man is Harendra Singh, a prominent businessman who Mangano maintains is a long-time family friend.
The next court appearance is set for April-- and again -- a hopeful trial date for January.
Mangano was asked if he has plans to resign and he said no.