Tag: Tom Spota
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The case got no news coverage but easily ranks as one of the weirdest, most macabre thefts in recent memory on Long Island.
Thomas Herman is expected to get 21 years in prison for killing an 82-year-old man.
Daniel Moreira was charged with DWI, vehicular homicide, vehicular manslaughter, reckless driving and speeding.
"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.”