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: 8/27/2014
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Deputy Special Agent in Charge Anthony Scandiffio today announced the takedown of a cocaine distribution network and the indictments of 19 people on charges of operating as a major drug trafficker and conspiracy to distribute cocaine.

Published: 8/12/2014
The Suffolk County Heroin Task Force has dismantled a large heroin-cocaine distribution network responsible for the street sales of five kilograms of heroin and two kilograms of cocaine every two weeks in Suffolk County, District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

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.