BREAKING NEWS: Mangone’s Inferno Consumes Former Partner’s Son by Suicide By HEZI ARIS
The ruthless and depraved world of Anthony Mangone, a key and central figure in the government’s alleged Yonkers bribery and corruption charges is analogous to Dante’s journey to Hell as depicted in the “Inferno”. Yonkers Tribune has learned that Mangone’s world has consumed by suicide the son of Mangone’s one-time law partner Michael Santangelo. Mangone’s “inferno” is no “Divine Comedy”, instead, it has snuffed out a troubled innocent child, the progeny of a one-time partner in the now-defunct Servino, Santangelo & Randazzo law firm in which Anthony Mangone was to become the partner to Michael Santangelo. Lest some forget, Anthony Manone's younger brother, Michael J. Mangone met his demise in an auto accident in Florida.
The frighteningly dark shadows cast by Servino, Santangelo & Randazzo reached far and wide throughout Westchester County and the Boroughs of The Bronx and Queens. The firm was considered family to accused mafia associates it represented. Anthony Mangone had admitted his involvement in vote-rigging schemes, facilitating bribes in a land swap deal, and his alleged irregular conduct as a lobbyist representing Election Systems and Software of Omaha, Nebraska.
While Mr Mangone stands accused of bribing a former Yonkers City Councilwoman, he was permitted time to “chill” in Florida before returning to New York City to face federal charges against him. In the meanwhile Mr Mangone’s former partner, Mr Santangelo’s 16-year-old son has taken his life by his own hand.
Mr. Michael Santangelo made headlines when his wife, Lisa Santangelo, was caught cheating with Al Pirro, then the husband of Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro. Mr. Michael Santangelo was so enraged by his wife’s conduct, especially after its being made public, it has been conjectured that his rage over the affair was the catalyst that drove him to tell the Office of the U.S. Attorney of the “dirty” and unbecoming conduct of Westchester politics and the courthouse.
Once Servino departed the firm for a position with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, Anthony Mangone became a partner in the firm thereafter known as Santangello, Randazzo & Mangone.
The firm would soon earn sweetheart legal contracts with several municipalities in Putnam County. It was those deals and allegations of others by Anthony Mangone that would lead to Senator Vincent Leibell eventually pleading guilty to corruption charges.
From the witness stand of the Hon. Colleen McMahon’s courtroom, Mr. Mangone testified Santangello, Randazzo & Mangone were pressured to employ Senator Thomas Libous’ son Matthew Libous at a yearly salary of $150,000 plus benefits. The cost was too high for the firm Mangone said, alleging Sen. Libous advised him he would pay the costs to employ his son to the law firm through a dummy corporation. This allegation has yet to be determined in a court of law.
The “Inferno” [ Italian for “Hell”] defines Anthony Mangone’s life around the nine concentric circles that comprise Hell.
The First Circle (Limbo) finds Mangone uncertain of his direction in life.
The Second Circle (Lust) defines his desires.
The Third Circle (Gluttony) serves his ravenous appetite for no good.
The Fourth Circle (Greed) finds him engaged in games of chance and gambling.
The Fifth Circle (Anger) defines his rage and instability in temperament.
The Sixth Circle (Heresy) when he tells all who would listen that which is true or not.
The Seventh Circle (Violence) such as would cause an innocent 16-year-old boy to commit suicide.
The Eighth Circle (Fraud) such as is to be proven his alleged role in the electronic ballot machines.
The Ninth Circle (Treachery) defines his deliberate breach and violation of trust that is equaled by his gall to go unpunished and unscathed as his calamitous ways cause destruction in his wake.
Perhaps only now can it be said that Anthony Mangone will have crossed The River Styx without a coin in his mouth to pay the enormous toll he has exacted by his perfidy. No amount of lentil soup will help now.