A mistrial has been declared in the federal corruption trial of former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his wife Linda.
The jury foreman sent a note to Judge Joan Azrack, saying he could no longer carry out his duties as a juror, and asked to be excused.
Soon after, Azrack declared a mistrial.
A relieved Ed Mangano says he’s not thinking about a possible retrial...yet.
“Words can’t describe the emotional hurt and pain and suffering that a trial puts on one and one’s family and one’s loved ones,” Ed Mangano said.
Linda Mangano says she’s relieved and hopeful about a possible retrial.
“I’m going to look at this as the glass is half full rather than half empty.”
The ruling comes two days after another juror sent a note to Judge Azrack saying jurors were cursing and calling each other names. That juror was replaced.
On Wednesday, the jurors sent a note to the judge saying they were deadlocked.
Last week, the jury acquitted former Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto of all charges.
Azrack has set a June 28 conference to set a possible new trial date.