Thomas Spota

Oniel Sharpe Jr. appears in court in Central Islip, Long Island, on Aug. 27, 2015. (Credit: Pool/Newsday)

Charges Upgraded Against Driver In Southern State Parkway Crash That Killed 2 Kids, Their Dad

A driver pleaded not guilty Thursday to upgraded charges in a 100-mph crash that killed a man and his two children on Long Island.

08/27/2015

Scott Meyer

LI Accountant Gets Prison Time In Theft From Elderly, Disabled Clients

The 48-year-old pleaded guilty in March to grand larceny, falsifying business records and other charges.

08/11/2015

Four people died in a crash involving a limo and a pickup truck (Photo: Suffolk Times)

Friend Of Women Killed In Limo Crash Reportedly Backed Out Of Outing At Last Minute

The limo driver, however, told investigators he didn’t see the truck coming when he tried to make the turn along Route 48 in Cutchogue, Spota said.

07/20/2015

Ramon Rodriguez (top left), Michael Stevens (bottom left), Jonte Hatcher (top middle), Mark Powers (bottom middle) and Demetrius Williams (right) (CREDIT: Suffolk County District Attorney's Office)

5 Men Accused Of Impersonating Police To Burglarize Long Island Homes

Five men face charges that they impersonated plainclothes detectives to burglarize homes on Long Island.

04/08/2015

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and families of victims of fatal hit-and-runs holds a news conference Jan. 20, 2015. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Victims’ Families Demand Stiffer Sentences For Hit-And-Run Killers In New York

The families, accompanied by Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and state senators, demanded that the maximum sentence be increased from seven to 15 years for hit-and-run drivers.

01/20/2015

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

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