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Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota

Jewelry, cash, drugs seized during investigation into alleged Brooklyn-Suffolk heroin ring. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

DA: 14 Arrested In Brooklyn-To-Suffolk County Heroin Ring

The ring flooded Suffolk County with tens of thousands of bags of heroin, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

04/02/2014

Lisa Ferkovich (credit: Suffolk County DA)

DA: ‘Sweetheart Scammer’ Stole $500,000 From Elderly L.I. Man

Lisa Ferkovich met the victim at a supermarket over the summer, gained his trust and then drained his bank accounts, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

12/16/2013

Patrick O’Sullivan (credit: Handout)

DA: L.I. Man Accused Of Raping Woman Plotted To Kill Victim, Witness

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said investigators uncovered “clear evidence” that 21-year-old Patrick O’Sullivan of East Moriches planned “a new scheme he believed would result in his freedom.”

10/02/2013

Lotto Scam Suspects  Yunis Ozturk, Yalcin Nergiz, and Orhan Ozurk (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

3 L.I. Men Accused Of Swindling Lottery Winner Due In Court

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said the suspects deceived the Take Five winner by paying him $774 of the $74,892 payoff when he redeemed the ticket at a Riverside gas station on March 18.

05/14/2013

Lotto Scam Suspects  Yunis Ozturk, Yalcin Nergiz, and Orhan Ozurk (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

3 Long Island Men Indicted In Lottery Scam

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said the suspects deceived a Take Five winner by paying him $774 of the $74,892 payoff when he redeemed the ticket at a Riverside gas station on March 18.

05/08/2013

District Attorney Thomas Spota announces the arrests of three people on gun trafficking charges on April 15, 2013. (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

L.I. Couple, Georgia Man Accused Of Gun Trafficking

Shawdale Frederick, 32, and Janet Lewis, 33, both of Middle Island, and Joshua Galbert, 31, of Marietta, Ga., will be arraigned Monday in Suffolk County court in Riverhead.

04/15/2013

Matthew DelPesce is accused of pretending to be a doctor to get himself prescription drugs. (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney)

L.I. Man Allegedly Posed As Doctor To Prescribe Himself Potent Painkillers

District Attorney Thomas Spota said Matthew DelPesce managed to get ahold of oxycodone and other drugs from five pharmacies in April and May.

09/25/2012

Brittney Walsh (credit: Facebook), Michael Grasing (credit: Suffolk County Police)

DA: Driver Charged In Deadly L.I. Crash Had BAC Nearly 4 Times Legal Limit

Michael Grasing’s blood alcohol level was .30 about 90 minutes after slammed into a car driven by 18-year-old Brittney Walsh on Montauk Highway around 10:25 p.m. Sunday, investigators said.

06/27/2012

Juan Gonzalez (credit: Handout)

Brentwood Man Gets Time Served, Probation After Pleading Guilty To Smothering Mother

Juan Gonzalez was sentenced to six months time served and five years’ probation after admitting that he smothered his 98-year-old mother, Teresa Astete, last June.

04/03/2012

DA's poster of Anderson and weapons officials said were seized at his house and garage (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Bohemia Gun Shop Owner Accused Of Owning All Types Of Illegal Weapons

The Suffolk County district attorney said Brian Andersen “purchased and possessed a number of illegal weapons including illegal machine guns, unregistered automatic and semi-automatic handguns and a stolen firearm.”

02/02/2012

Steven Kinalis (credit: Suffolk County PD)

2 Long Islanders Charged With Driving Under Influence Of Prescription Drugs In Fatal Wrecks

Steven Kinalis, 30, of Ronkonkoma, and Elizabeth Peacock, 45, have been formally charged in two deadly crashes last month.

01/30/2012

Suffolk DA Thomas Spota after testifying before legislative committee and disavowing single killer theory in Gilgo case (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

DA Spota Discounts Lone Killer Theory In Gilgo Beach Bodies Case

In a split with police, the Suffolk County district attorney says he isn’t convinced that one killer is responsible for 10 bodies discovered along a seaside parkway.

12/15/2011

Photo/meganwaterman.com

Body Found On LI Beach ID’d As Missing Maine Woman

One of the bodies discovered in an isolated area of Gilgo Beach last month has been positively identified as a Maine woman who disappeared last June.

01/19/2011