Outgoing Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and top aide Christopher McPartland were both indicted Wednesday on federal charges at U.S. Eastern District Court in Central Islip. READ
On August 12, 2012, a Southold Town resident sent an email to a town official. Attached was a photograph of a limousine attempting to make a U-turn to head west on Route 48.
Unable to complete the maneuver, the driver backed up into the eastbound lane, blocking traffic in a 55 mph zone. READ
Update: The following people have been arrested in connection with the investigation announced Tuesday.
Citing a “culture of corruption,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone demanded district attorney Thomas Spota, whom he described as the head of a “criminal enterprise,” resign following the latest investigative story published by Newsday today detailing the DA’s office failure to prosecute crimes revealed on a wiretap. READ
A Calverton man was allegedly involved in a coast-to-coast drug ring that he conducted with another Long Island man, and is scheduled to be arraigned this morning. (more…)
Jury selection in the trial of a Flanders man accused of aggravated vehicular homicide last year after allegedly hitting and killing a woman while driving drunk has begun in Central Islip, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office. (more…)
A Mastic woman with ties to Riverhead has been sentenced to 1 1/2 to 3 years in jail after pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge stemming from an East End Drugs Task Force bust earlier this year. (more…)