Questions of conflict raised over Mangano campaign contributions

MINEOLA - County Executive Ed Mangano (R-Nassau) has raised about $1 million in the first six months of 2012 for a possible run for re-election, according to Newsday. The source of some of those contributions, however, has some Nassau residents concerned.

Some contributions came from Veolia Transportation and United Water, which the county selected to run its bus and sewer systems, respectively.

"I definitely think there's a conflict," says Margis Drucker. "It makes it suspect if someone is doing that. I don't think it's a good practice."

Despite the concern, political analyst Larry Levy says, "There are only ethical questions if there's an explicit quid pro quo. That 'if you give me X number of dollars, I'm going to make sure you get a contract.' And there's absolutely no indication of anything like that."

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