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: 6/27/2016

A suspect arrested earlier this month for a Port Jefferson Station shooting is scheduled for arraignment in Riverhead tomorrow (Tuesday June 28), Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 6/21/2016

A Lindenhurst man faces a maximum of 50 years in state prison when he is sentenced in July after being found guilty today of sex trafficking, compelling prostitution, promoting prostitution, criminal sexual act in the first degree, and other crimes, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said


Published: 6/20/2016

Suffolk County Judge Barbara Kahn will announce her verdict tomorrow (Tuesday 6-21) in the case of Andrew Gayot, a Lindenhurst man charged with kidnapping and other crimes for allegedly forcing two females into prostitution, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.