Tag: Tom Spota

Report: Foster Care Agencies Failed Suffolk Child Sex Abuse Victims

A Suffolk County grand jury has issued an investigative report blasting the foster care system for failing to protect seven children placed with a man accused of sexually abusing them.

Man Beaten by Ex-Suffolk Police Chief To Be Released from Prison

A man who was beaten by disgraced ex-Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke is expected to be released from prison and have his conviction vacated on Tuesday, the man’s attorney said.

Citing Mom’s Cancer, ex-Suffolk Chief James Burke Asks Judge for No...

In a letter to US District Court Judge Leonard Wexler, Burke apologized for his discretions and played up his three decades on the police force, which ended last year in disgrace when Burke was arrested for beating a suspect and a twisted plot to cover it up.

Nassau Exec Mangano, Wife and Oyster Bay Supervisor Indicted, Feds Say

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano, his wife, Linda, and Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto have been indicted on federal charges that will be unsealed Thursday, prosecutors said. Multiple New York news outlets quoting anonymous sources reported that Mangano, atwo-term Republican from Bethpage, is expected to be charged in connection with the investigation into a Syosset restaurateur who’s been indicted for fraud and bribing a Town of Oyster Bay official.

Suffolk DA Tom Spota Rebuffs County Exec Bellone’s Calls to Resign

Spota, who was first elected district attorney in 2002, has come under fire amid several high-profile investigations of close confidants in his office and a former lieutenant, former Suffolk County Police Chief of Department James Burke, who pleaded guilty to beating a robbery suspect and covering up the incident. The victim had stolen a bag of Burke’s personal effects, including his department-issued gun and sex toys.

Exclusive: The Strange Case of Long Island’s Stolen Mummy Head

The case got no news coverage but easily ranks as one of the weirdest, most macabre thefts in recent memory on Long Island.

Patchogue Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Fatal Drugged-driving Crash

Thomas Herman is expected to get 21 years in prison for killing an 82-year-old man.

Deer Park Man Facing Upgraded Charges in Fatal DWI Crash

Daniel Moreira was charged with DWI, vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving and speeding.

Islip Town Supervisor: Sorry About Illegal Toxic Dumping

"I share the anger, the embarrassment and the frustration…at the failure of leadership and oversight by some in our town while I was overseas.”

Eastport Man Sentenced for Fatal Hit-and-run

An Eastport man was sentenced Tuesday to 2 1/3 to 7 years in prison for killing a 27-year-old woman in a hit-and-run crash, sparking...
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