Nassau GOP legislative leaders call on Edward Mangano to resign
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At an unusual news conference in replica handbags online front of the county’s legislature and executive building in Mineola, Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves (R East Meadow) stood with eight other majority members and said she had written, “with a great deal of sorrow,” a letter to aaa replica designer handbags Mangano asking he step down.
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“This is one of the hardest things, I think, any of us have to do,” said Gonsalves, whose seat, like those of all 19 county legislators, is up for election in November.
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The letter to Mangano, co signed by the deputy and alternate presiding officers, Richard Nicolello (R New Hyde Park) and Legis. Howard Kopel (R Lawrence), respectively, Fake Handbags stated: “It is not for us to determine your guilt or innocence and I have no intention of doing so,” and credited him with a “positive legacy.
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In a statement responding to Gonsalves’ letter, Mangano criticized Gonsalves and the other Republicans who attended the news conference.
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“I ask that residents see these shenanigans for what they are a cheap political stunt orchestrated by a politician who, herself, broke the law,” Mangano said.
A Gonsalves spokesman has noted that the court found against the committee and not against the presiding officer.
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replica bags Asked why wholesale replica designer handbags she only now was asking for Mangano to resign, Gonsalves cited last week’s indictment of Hempstead Town Councilman Edward Ambrosino on charges of income tax evasion and wire fraud. Ambrosino, who has long standing personal and business ties to Mangano, is accused of failing to pay more than $250,000 in federal taxes on income most of which came from contracts with county agencies. replica bags
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Three of the GOP majority’s 12 lawmakers were not present at the news conference: Rose Walker, whose son, Rob, is Mangano’s chief deputy; Laura Schaefer, and Vincent Muscarella. They could not be Replica Designer Handbags reached for comment Monday.
Nassau Republican chairman Joseph Mondello also could not be reached for comment Monday, but party sources have said he is likely to back another candidate for county executive.
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