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.
Former Suffolk DA Thomas Spota Due In CourtSpota is accused of obstructing a federal investigation into the beating of a handcuffed prisoner by the former Suffolk County police chief.
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.
‘This Was A Heinous Crime,’ Man Sentenced In Crash That Killed Three Members Of Queens FamilyThe maximum sentence was handed down on Tuesday, to the hit-and-run driver whose 2015 crash on Long Island killed three members of a Queens family.
Suffolk County DA Spota Rejects Calls To Resign Amid Corruption ClaimsA veteran Long Island prosecutor is refusing calls by a top elected official to resign.
Prosecutors: Long Island Heroin Ring Was Linked 5 Fatal OverdosesThree members of a heroin and fentanyl distribution ring were arraigned Wednesday on Long Island, prosecutors said.
Charges Upgraded Against Driver In Southern State Parkway Crash That Killed 2 Kids, Their DadA driver pleaded not guilty Thursday to upgraded charges in a 100-mph crash that killed a man and his two children on Long Island.
LI Accountant Gets Prison Time In Theft From Elderly, Disabled ClientsThe 48-year-old pleaded guilty in March to grand larceny, falsifying business records and other charges.
Friend Of Women Killed In Limo Crash Reportedly Backed Out Of Outing At Last MinuteThe 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.
5 Men Accused Of Impersonating Police To Burglarize Long Island HomesFive men face charges that they impersonated plainclothes detectives to burglarize homes on Long Island.
Victims' Families Demand Stiffer Sentences For Hit-And-Run Killers In New YorkThe 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.
Suspect Charged In L.I. Equestrian's Death Pleads Not GuiltyBrett Knight was arraigned Wednesday on a six-count indictment. His lawyer said Knight is looking forward to fighting the charges.
Kingpin Sentenced In California-New York Cocaine Smuggling CaseThe 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.