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: 6/27/2014

Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said today results of the testing of soil samples from the wetlands property in Deer Park where debris was illegally dumped shows the presence of asbestos and other hazardous materials including the acutely hazardous substances Dieldrin and Cobalt.


Published: 6/24/2014
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota has directed Scott Greene, the former Suffolk County police patrol sergeant suspected of stealing cash from Hispanic drivers who he targeted for traffic stops, to appear in court tomorrow, Tuesday June 24, in Central Islip before Acting Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho.   The court calendar will be called at 9:30 am.

Published: 6/10/2014
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota today announced results from tests samples of soil taken from the cul-de-sac in Islandia where six affordable homes were built for returning veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.