Suffolk County 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: 3/31/2014

A grand jury has indicted a 23 year old man for his role in the shooting death last year of a man in a Central Islip rooming house, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 3/27/2014

A longtime employee of the Southold Town Justice Court suspected of stealing bail and other monies she was entrusted with will be arraigned in Suffolk County court in Riverhead today, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 3/24/2014

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota has directed Scott Greene, the Suffolk County police patrol sergeant suspected of targeting Hispanic drivers to steal cash from them during traffic stops, to appear in court today (Monday, March 24) in Central Islip before Acting Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho.   Justice Camacho’s courtroom is on the third floor of the courthouse in the Cohalan Court Complex on Carleton Avenue.