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Singas addresses heroin task force in Mangano's office

This photo of Acting Nassau District Attorney Madeline

This photo of Acting Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas addressing a meeting of the county's heroin prevention task force was posted on Hempstead Town Democratic candidate Michael Ried's Facebook page within hours of her appearance at the head of a conference table in County Executive Edward Mangano's office. Credit: Facebook

Within a few hours of acting Nassau District Attorney Madeline Singas addressing a meeting of Nassau's heroin prevention task force in Republican County Executive Ed Mangano's conference room Friday, a Hempstead Town Board Democratic candidate had posted a photo of the Democratic district attorney on his Facebook page while her office tweeted her appearance.

Because Singas is running for district attorney against Republican Kate Murray, it looked like a political event in a governmental office.

But Mangano spokesman Brian Nevin said the task force has been meeting in the county executive's office since it was created in 2011 and its co-chairs are the county executive and the district attorney.

Nevin said he wasn't certain who took the photo.

"This is a governmental meeting in a government building and we're not commenting on politics," he said.

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