Currently reporter at Newsday in Long Island. I have previously worked and/or freelanced for amNewYork, The Bond Buyer, New York Post, New York Sun, Village Voice, Beliefnet.com and others. My photographic work can be seen at tedphillips.photoshelter.com. Graduated from Columbia University J-scho...
The Nassau County district attorney's office received documents from a whistleblower in 2013 suggesting that politically connected restaurateur Harendra Singh secured illegal loan guarantees from Oyster Bay officials and arranged and paid for vacations for Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, but district attorney investigators never followed up on the information, the whistleblower said.
Town of Oyster Bay officials helped a private businessman secure loans by arranging with lenders to have the town pay in case of defaults -- potentially exposing taxpayers to millions of dollars in liabilities, a Newsday investigation has found. Bethpage restaurateur Harendra Singh, who has several lucrative concessionaire contracts with the Town of Oyster Bay, struggled to obtain three separate loans for capital improvements at town facilities totaling about $16 million beginning in 2010.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged the town of Oyster Bay and former Town Supervisor John Venditto with securities fraud for failing to disclose loan guarantees. The guarantees were made on behalf of former town concessionaire Harendra Singh and are at the center of federal bribery charges brought against Venditto and Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano.
TM3 data: an #oysterbay bond maturing 03/01/2018 traded at 338.7 basis points above MMD after SEC charges. Yesterday, before the charges, an Oyster Bay bond maturing 08/15/2018, traded at 194.5 above MMD. #muniland
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Selecting a term
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