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Sentencing Delayed In Spota Corruption Case

Former Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota
Ed Betz
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AP
Former Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota

A federal judge has delayed the sentencing of former Suffolk County District Attorney Tom Spota until June.

Spota’s lawyer wanted more time to prepare their arguments.

County Executive Steve Bellone says delays sometimes happen and that he hopes “justice will be served as quickly as possible.”

“This is an important case in Suffolk County and in our history here quite frankly because the impact of the corruption has been devastating, and we’re still feeling the impacts of it today.”

Spota and his top aide, Christopher McPartland, were convicted in December on conspiracy and witness tampering charges related to the 2012 beating of a handcuffed man by then-Police Chief James Burke. 

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