Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas J. Spota

Photo of District Attorney Thomas J. Spota “The duty of a prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict.”

ABA Standards Relating to the Prosecution Function and Defense Function, §1.1(c) (1970).

“To that end, I promise that this office will enforce the law with temperance and without malice, to seek truth and not victims, to serve the law and not fractional purposes and to approach these tasks with humility and respect.”

News Releases

Published: 4/27/2016

Suffolk Supreme Court Judge William Condon (4th floor of the Courthouse) in Riverhead, will arraign multiple defendants on a grand jury indictment on Wednesday, April 27th, after a two month wiretap investigation resulted in the dismantling of a large scale heroin/fentanyl distribution network in Shirley.


Published: 4/19/2016

A Middle Island man who sexually assaulted a female taxi driver last December will be sentenced tomorrow (4/19) in Riverhead, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

Published: 4/15/2016

Former Suffolk County Police Sgt. Scott Greene pleaded guilty today at his court appearance in Central Islip to charges of stealing cash from motorists during traffic stops while on patrol in Brookhaven town.