Police remain tight-lipped on alleged Mangano sexting probe
Nassau police have remained tight-lipped on the investigation of sexting allegations between County Executive Ed Mangano and marketing executive Karin Murphy Caro.
A police spokesman says they have "briefed [the District Attorney's Office] on the investigation and its preliminary findings."
The spokesman did not comment on whether those initial findings confirm Mangano's claim that his phone was hacked. Both Mangano and Caro have denied any type of sexting relationship.
Caro - the president of Hauppauge-based BluChip Marketing - received no-bid contracts from the county in 2013 and 2014 for Parks Department event planning.
Mangano has said that he believes police have all electronic records in the matter. An attorney for Caro says she has been "cooperating" and that police searched, and returned, both of her cellphones.
Caro declined News 12 Long Island's request for an interview, but did tweet News 12 a request recently to use a professional picture instead of her Twitter profile picture.
Criminal defense attorney Oscar Michelen says police should have some clarity on some issues regarding the case.
"Very quickly, by looking at the sender's phone and the recipient's phone, you should have some idea of whether these texts were sent by the alleged sender and received," says Michelen.
The Nassau District Attorney's Office says it is not taking over the investigation.