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: 4/21/2014

The trial of a 33 year old man facing mortgage fraud, scheme to defraud, falsifying business records and grand larceny charges began today in Riverhead with the defendant being tried in absentia, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.

 


Published: 3/31/2014

A grand jury has indicted a 23 year old man for his role in the shooting death last year of a man in a Central Islip rooming house, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.


Published: 3/27/2014

A longtime employee of the Southold Town Justice Court suspected of stealing bail and other monies she was entrusted with will be arraigned in Suffolk County court in Riverhead today, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said.