Brooklyn federal prosecutors say there is a good cause a Lengthy Island politician is getting prosecuted for his dealings with a businessman whereas Mayor de Blasio is not: the information surrounding the 2 males are utterly completely different.
On Tuesday, prosecutors stated former Nassau County Govt Edward Mangano “completely missed the purpose” together with his declare he is being singled out for his connection to Harendra Singh, additionally a significant de Blasio donor.
In Singh’s not too long ago unsealed 2016 plea, he copped to elevating cash for an unnamed official “in change for efforts by that official” and others to get authorities actions that’d assist him and his eating places. De Blasio was the official, sources stated.
Manhattan federal prosecutors appeared into the mayor’s fund-raising. They opted in opposition to prices, although famous he’d stepped in for donors.
Prosecutors yawned on the selective prosecution argument, saying Mangano and de Blasio have been apples and oranges.
“It’s undisputed that Mangano is charged with accepting bribes within the type of kickbacks and presents in change for official motion; whereas de Blasio was investigated for accepting marketing campaign donations in change for official motion.”
There’s completely different authorized hurdles for these completely different goodies, court docket papers famous.
“Merely as a result of Singh pled responsible to bribing de Blasio utilizing marketing campaign contributions and Mangano utilizing private enrichments doesn’t make the instances comparable,” they stated.
Mangano is scheduled for trial in March.