Mangano under fire for hiring convicted felon

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano is taking heat for appointing a convicted felon as deputy director of Minority Affairs for the county.

Nubia Lopez, an advocate for Latinos, says not only did Herberth Flores plead guilty to a scam involving Nassau University Medical Center, but he's also out of touch with Nassau's Latino community.

Flores, his wife and brother were among eight charged in a 2004 scam that involved hospital employees being paid for private patient information.

Former Nassau County Legislator David Mejias says Flores' appointment was likely a reward for raising money for Mangano's campaign.

Mangano's office issued a statement saying, "So-called perfect people screwed up Nassau County. I bet less-than-perfect people will repair Nassau County. Welcome to our second-chance administration."

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