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: 10/18/2016

Opening statements in the trial of a Bay Shore man accused of robbing and fatally shooting a woman working as a prostitute in a Bohemia hotel three years ago are scheduled for tomorrow morning (Wednesday,10/19) in Riverhead, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

Published: 10/13/2016

Severe environmental contamination caused by illegal dumping on a portion of a county park in Melville used by an equestrian facility center has been confirmed by the scientific analysis of soil samples taken from the area, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said. 

Published: 10/13/2016

The founder of a Suffolk County veteran’s organization today who pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from his one-time friend and fellow veteran was sentenced to five years’ probation and the payback to the victim of nearly $90,000.