Former Suffolk DA James Spota Sentenced To 5 Years In James Burke Cover-UpSpota, who wielded influence and power for 16 years, was convicted in December 2019 of obstructing a federal civil rights investigation.
Harvey Weinstein Trial: Supermodel Gigi Hadid Off Possible Jury, Judge Cracks Down On Other JurorsThe original pool of 146 people considered as jurors in the sexual assault trial of fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein dropped to 63 on Thursday, including the removal of 24-year-old supermodel Gigi Hadid.
Former Suffolk County DA Thomas Spota Found Guilty Of Cover-UpSpota, who wielded influence and power for 16 years as district attorney, was found guilty of charges of obstructing a federal civil rights investigation into the beating of a handcuffed prisoner by former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke.
Former DA On Trial For Alleged Cover-Up Of Police Beating Man Who Stole Sex Toys, Ammo, Porn From Cop CarThomas Spota, now 78, who wielded influence and power for 16 years as district attorney, is, himself, on trial in federal court.
Day After Indictment, Spota Says He Plans To RetireThe Suffolk County district attorney was indicted on charges that he allegedly helped cover up the beating of a handcuffed prisoner by a police chief.
Suffolk County District Attorney Spota, Aide Indicted On Federal ChargesSuffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and one of his chief aides have been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Victim Of Former Suffolk County Police Chief's Beating, Cover-Up Freed From PrisonChristopher Loeb, of Smithtown, Long Island, was jailed after a duffel bag containing the sex toys and police equipment vanished from Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke's vehicle.
Escort Claims Ex-Suffolk Police Chief Is Tied To Gilgo Beach CaseA woman has come forward with information claiming to connect disgraced former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke to the unsolved Gilgo Beach killings on Long Island.
Ex-Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke Sentenced To 46 Months In PrisonBurke pleaded guilty to federal charges after being accused of beating a handcuffed man who stole personal items from his SUV in 2012.
Ex-Suffolk County Police Chief Seeks No Prison Time, Says His Mom Is DyingA former suburban New York police chief who admitted beating and threatening to kill a man who stole sex toys and other items from his department-issued SUV wants to avoid prison so he can care for his cancer-stricken mother.
Former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke Pleads Guilty To Federal ChargesSuffolk County's former top cop pleaded guilty to federal charges that he beat up a suspect and then orchestrated a cover-up.
Trial Date Set For Ex-Suffolk Police Chief Facing Federal Civil Rights ChargesFormer Suffolk County Police chief James Burke is accused of beating suspect Christopher Loeb and then coercing officers to lie about it.
Man Who Accused Ex-Suffolk Police Chief Of Assault Injured In Fight On LILoeb and a security guard were taken to the hospital, treated for their injuries and released.
Alleged Police Brutality Victims On LI Say Cases Show Need For Special ProsecutorChristopher Loeb said he still fears for his life despite the arrest and incarceration of James Burke, the former Suffolk County police chief accused of beating him for a burglary.
No Bail For Former Suffolk County Police Chief James BurkeA judge has denied bail for former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke who has been indicted on federal civil rights charges.