Thomas Spota

Brett Knight (credit: Handout)

Suspect Charged In L.I. Equestrian’s Death Pleads Not Guilty

Brett Knight was arraigned Wednesday on a six-count indictment. His lawyer said Knight is looking forward to fighting the charges.

10/23/2013

William Wright (credit: Handout)

Kingpin Sentenced In California-New York Cocaine Smuggling Case

The leader of a drug smuggling ring that shipped cocaine and marijuana in luxury cars from California to Long Island has been sentenced to 13 1/2 years in prison.

08/13/2013

Defense attorney Edward Burke Jr. (left) and Jason Kidd (Credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Nets Coach Jason Kidd Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor Drunken Driving Charge

Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge, nearly a year after he smashed his Cadillac SUV into a utility pole on eastern Long Island.

07/16/2013

Carlos Melendez and Joel Guzman (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

DA: 2 NYC Men To Be Sentenced In Major Heroin Ring

Carlos Melendez of the Bronx and Joel Guzman of Ridgewood, Queens will be sentenced July 25 in Suffolk County. They were convicted Tuesday.

06/12/2013

Sayville Fatal Crash

Alleged Drugged Driver In Fatal Sayville Crash Facing Two Dozen Charges

Investigators said Thomas Herman, 46, slammed into five cars on Montauk Highway on Jan. 13 before crashing head-on with a car, killing the driver and critically injuring the passenger.

04/25/2013

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

Brittany Ozarowski appears in court on April 11, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

L.I. Woman Accused Of Faking Cancer To Get Money For Drugs Pleads Not Guilty

Brittany Ozarowski’s bruised arms were covered by the green jail jumpsuit she wore in court Thursday. She stood motionless and handcuffed as she pleaded not guilty to the charges against her.

04/11/2013

Brittany Ozarowski is accused of faking a cancer diagnosis to raise money. (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

DA: Long Island Woman Faked Having Cancer To Get Money For Drugs

Under the heading “Help Save My Life,” prosecutors said Brittany Ozarowski posted pictures of herself sitting in a wheelchair on a website saying she had “few options left.”

04/10/2013

Jay Steiner (CBS 2)

D.A.: Suffolk Man Charged After Arsenal Found In Home Near School

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota announced the seizure of more than 300 guns and ammunition from a home in Centereach.

03/21/2013

Harry Fleischmann, Jr. (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney)

Career Criminal Charged In Torching Of Reservist’s L.I. Home

A convicted burglar on parole stands accused of setting fire to an Air National Guard reservist from Long Island on duty overseas.

01/29/2013

Suffolk County DA Thomas Spota speaks at a news conference Jan. 16, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk Co. D.A. Wants Tougher Laws For Hit-And-Run Cases

The Suffolk County District Attorney said Wednesday that it’s becoming a big problem throughout the county – people driving drunk or high on drugs, hitting someone and then fleeing the scene.

01/16/2013

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Former NYC Cop Among Those Busted In Suffolk County Drug Ring

Suffolk County authorities announced Thursday the arrest of six people charged in an illegal prescription drug ring.

12/20/2012

Marijuana

Suffolk DA: 13 People Arraigned On Charges Of Running Major Marijuana, Ketamine Ring

The arraignments came following a ten-month investigation into the drug ring, the DA’s office said.

10/23/2012

Sophia Anderson (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Woman Who Took Rap For Boyfriend In L.I. DWI Crash Sets Record Straight

Sophia Anderson, 21, was arraigned on charges of conspiracy and obstruction of governmental operation after prosecutors determined she wasn’t the driver in the crash that displaced two elderly sisters from their house.

09/20/2012

Brian Andreski (credit: (credit: Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office)

Man Becomes First In NYS To Be Charged With Aggravated Vehicular Homicide In A Boat

The speedboat slammed into a fishing boat around 4:50 a.m., killing 39-year-old Christopher Mannino, of West Islip, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

09/12/2012

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