Manco and Manco Owners Released on $100,000 Bond, Face Travel Restrictions

Charles Bangle's attorney calls the arrest a "shock" after he said Bangle cooperated in the investigation.

The owners of the popular Ocean City restaurant who were indicted on 30 counts of tax evasion on Thursday have been released on bail, and the attorney for one of the accused said his client was shocked by the arrests after his client allegedly cooperated with the two-year investigation.

Charles Bangle, 54, and his wife Mary, 53, owners of Manco and Manco, were arrested at their Somers Point home on Thursday and charged with one count of conspiracy to evade income taxes, five counts of income tax evasion for 2007 through 2011, and one count of making false statements to the IRS.

They were released on a $100,000 unsecured appearance bond, and their travel is being restricted to the continental United States. They must surrender their passports, report as directed and adhere to other standard bail conditions.

Chuck Bangle has 12 handguns, two rifles and two shotguns he was told to surrender by Friday afternoon.

“For nearly two years, Mr. Bangle, through counsel, has cooperated with the government’s investigation into alleged violations of tax law,” said Vincent P. Sarubbi, Charles Bangle’s attorney in the matter. “For that reason, (Thursday’s) arrests came as a shock. Mr. and Mrs. Bangle intend to vigorously defend themselves in court against these charges. They look forward to presenting defenses at the appropriate judicial proceedings and to have the opportunity to have their side of the story heard. In keeping with Court rules, we are withholding further comment at this time.”

Sarubbi is with the law firm Archer & Greiner P.C., out of Haddonfield. He will represent Charles Banger. Mary Banger’s representation has not yet been determined.

Their arraignment is scheduled for April 14.

Manco and Manco has three locations on the boardwalk and one in Somers Point. The location at 920 Boardwalk is open year round, and was open on Friday. The other two locations on the boardwalk are closed for the season.

Frank April 05, 2014 at 07:48 PM
Southend Citizen - No, I will not cut him a break. Doug Bergen did an excellent job. I expect the same level of journalism. It is unfortunate that he is covering half of South Jersey but that is not my problem. If he actually covers OC is debatable.
Frank April 05, 2014 at 07:49 PM
Frank April 05, 2014 at 07:49 PM
The patch is a joke!!!
oceancity4 me April 05, 2014 at 09:18 PM
Frank: For someone who says the "patch is a joke", you certainly spend enough time on the sight posting.
Frank April 06, 2014 at 11:27 AM
I have not been posting much at all


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