© 2023 WSHU
NPR News & Classical Music
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Ex-Suffolk County D.A. Scheduled For Sentencing—Again

Thomas Spota
Seth Wenig
/
AP
Thomas Spota was the District Attorney of Suffolk County, New York, from 2002 to 2017.

Former Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and his top aide, who were both convicted last year on corruption charges, will be sentenced on March 24th.Spota and Christopher McPartland — the former head of Spota’s anti-corruption unit — covered up the 2012 beating of a handcuffed man by former police chief, James Burke.

They could face up to 20 years in prison, but could get less due to federal sentencing guidelines.

The sentencing date has been pushed back multiple times.

Desiree reports on the lives of military service members, veterans, and their families for WSHU as part of the American Homefront project. Born and raised in Connecticut, she now calls Long Island home.