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Prosecutor investigates Nassau Coliseum campaign by county employees

July 14, 2011 02:59PM

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A New York prosecutor is investigating allegations that employees of Nassau County were pushing forward a voter referendum Aug. 1 to renovate the Nassau Coliseum for $400 million, a spokesperson for District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today.

The announcement comes on the heels of a Newsday story that said a room of employees in a county office building in Mineola were making promotional calls about the referendum. Posters plastering the walls of the office urged the passage of the proposal, Newsday said. The head of a group opposing the plans requested an investigation.

An aide to County Executive Ed Mangano claimed the employees were merely part of an informational, rather than promotional, campaign. [Post via AP]

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