12/19/16 7:12pm
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File photo: Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota at a March 2015 press conference. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota is expected Tuesday to release the findings of a special grand jury investigation into the July 2015 limo crash that resulted in the death of four women in Cutchogue, his office has announced. READ

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11/01/16 10:44am

Steven Romeo

A Suffolk judge has granted a motion requested by the pickup driver involved in the fatal limousine crash in Cutchogue last year to hold a hearing to determine whether blood alcohol results were properly taken. READ

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05/12/16 1:23pm
05/12/2016 1:23 PM

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Citing a “culture of corruption,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone demanded district attorney Thomas Spota, who 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

01/20/15 4:00pm
01/20/2015 4:00 PM
Melanie Stafford speaks at a press conference in Hauppauge Tuesday with Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota (far right), state Senator John Flanagan (second from right) and family members of hit-and-run victims. Ms. Stafford's uncle was killed in 2012 while crossing the street in downtown Riverhead. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Melanie Stafford speaks at a press conference in Hauppauge Tuesday with Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota (far right), state Senator John Flanagan (second from right) and family members of hit-and-run victims. Ms. Stafford’s uncle was killed in 2012 while crossing the street in downtown Riverhead. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and the families of hit-and-run victims are calling on state lawmakers to increase penalties for those convicted of fleeing the scene of a fatal accident.

Mr. Spota and members of several families, including a relative of Scott Wayte — the Brookhaven man who was struck and killed in 2012 while crossing East Main Street in downtown Riverhead — held a press conference in Hauppauge Tuesday, saying they want the state to increase the maxiumn sentence for fatal hit-and-run crimes from seven years to 15 years in prison.  (more…)

09/18/14 11:38am
09/18/2014 11:38 AM
Village officials had given commercial fishing boat captain Sid Smith notice that he'd have to leave the railroad dock, but now appear to have reversed course. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Village officials had given commercial fishing boat captain Sid Smith notice that he’d have to leave the railroad dock, but now appear to have reversed course. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A Southampton attorney representing Greenport commercial fishing captain Sid Smith has requested that the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office investigate the village’s method of collecting and sharing information.

Attorney Dan Rodgers submitted a complaint to the DA last Thursday after the village clerk denied his client several Freedom of Information Law requests. It claims the village has failed to keep accurate long-term records of its collections fees from users of the railroad dock on Third Street.

Related: Boat captain says village is out to get him (more…)