In a statement today, long-time Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto resigned his office. This comes 11 weeks after being arrested and indicted by the FBI and federal prosecutors. The cornerstone of justice system is ‘innocent until proven guilty’ and we stand by that. The evidence however is overwhelming.
Following his arrest and indictment, former Supervisor Venditto appeared at Town Hall once in order to vote on increasing Town taxes by 11.5%. The weeks prior to this meeting he was locked in his publicly inaccessible campaign contributor funded storefront office in North Massapequa. The Town cannot be run from a bunker. Oyster Bay is in dire financial straits and we require a full-time Town Supervisor with a Town Board not distracted by federal corruption charges.
Each of the Town Board members voted YES for many questionable contracts that are being reviewed by federal prosecutors. The board members involvement is either complicit in the corruption or incompetent. The taxpayers of the Town have no confidence in the current Board Members.
There are many questions left unanswered that the residents of the Town of Oyster Bay need answered."