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: 8/17/2016

A 29 year old alleged heroin dealer from Mastic described by law enforcement as a leader of the Heroin-Fentanyl drug ring dismantled by the Suffolk-Nassau task force last month pleaded not guilty today to a ten count indictment that includes a charge of manslaughter in the second degree, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 8/9/2016

A 36 year old Mastic man convicted in May of sexually abusing a young girl in 2014 was sentenced today to 40 years in state prison, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 7/28/2016

The sentencing of Dante Taylor of Mastic, convicted last month of the murder of a 21 year old Medford mother, is scheduled for tomorrow in Riverhead, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.