NEW YORK (CBSewYork) — Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano appeared in court Wednesday for a pre-trial hearing in connection with an alleged bribery scheme.
Mangano, his wife and former Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto are accused of corruption, extortion and bribery, among other charges. All three have pleaded not guilty.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting: Hero Officer Alyssa Vogel Speaks About Rescuing 4-Year-Old Gunshot Victim
“It was really just part of the process,” Mangano said outside the courthouse Wednesday. “We’re looking forward for the process to continue and come to a resolution.”FDA Grants Pfizer Emergency Use For COVID-19 Vaccine For Children Ages 12 To 15
“No plans, no,” he said.
And when asked if he’s thinking about holding a primary this fall for a third term after Republicans backed Jack Martins for county executive, Mangano said he’s “not gonna comment on that at this time.”MORE NEWS: Homeless Services Head Steven Banks Defends NYC's Process Of Getting Vulnerable People Off The Streets
The trial is set to begin in January.