Suffolk lawmakers ask DA Spota to testify

Suffolk lawmakers have asked District Attorney Tom Spota to testify in front of the Legislature next week about allegations of corruption within his office.



As News 12 has previously reported, Spota has been criticized for vouching for former Suffolk Police Chief James Burke, who recently pleaded guilty to federal charges of assaulting a suspect and conspiring to cover it up.



Spota also received criticism after he declined to prosecute Robert Macedonio, a politically connected defense attorney, after a comprehensive investigation and wiretap probe provided enough evidence to do so.



County Executive Steve Bellone called for Spota to resign in May. The district attorney has maintained that he did nothing wrong.



The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office declined to comment on the report.



 


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