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: 9/16/2016

The Dix Hills man convicted last month of manslaughter for the strangulation of his brother and assault for the near-fatal beating of his mother will spend up to 40 years in an upstate correctional facility, District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 9/13/2016

The former Commissioner of Public Safety for the Town of Islip and an Assistant Chief Fire Marshal pleaded not guilty today to bribe receiving, official misconduct and coercion charges, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said. 


Published: 9/12/2016

A Bay Shore man arrested for stabbing a Farmingville woman to death in 2014 was sentenced to 17 years in state prison today, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.