Jury seeks testimony clarification amid Mangano retrial deliberations

Posted: Updated:
CENTRAL ISLIP -

The jury asked for clarification Monday on some testimony as they decide the fate of former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his wife Linda in the couple's corruption retrial.

Ed Mangano is accused of accepting bribes from restaurateur Harendra Singh in exchange for official government action that benefited Singh. Linda Mangano is accused of lying to federal authorities on 11 different occasions, and obstructing justice.

On Monday, the jury requested a review of the testimony provided by FBI Special Agent Laura Spence, who interviewed Linda Mangano on several occasions.

Spence's testimony went hand in hand with a document that was entered into evidence by prosecutors during the trial. It lists the 11 times that Linda Mangano is alleged to have lied to the government over the course of three meetings.

The defense has argued that the government failed to provide evidence that Linda Mangano lied to the feds in part because the conversations were never taped and there are no transcripts or direct quotes attributed to the former county executive's wife.

Jury deliberations concluded around 5 p.m. Monday. They'll continue for a third day on Tuesday morning.

Read more:
Newsday's Joye Brown breaks down Mangano retrial developments
Closing arguments underway in corruption retrial for Mangano, wife
Singh takes stand for 5th day in Mangano retrial
'No bid' contract at question in Mangano corruption retrial

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."