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Father, son cross-country drug network busted, Suffolk DA says

Father, son cross-country drug network busted, Suffolk DA says

Evidence seized in a takedown of an alleged multi-million dollar cross-country drug distribution network operating in Suffolk County. Suffolk County authorities say they've thwarted an alleged multi-million dollar cross-country drug distribution network involving a...

Patchogue man illegally possessed, sold weapons, Suffolk DA says

Patchogue man illegally possessed, sold weapons, Suffolk DA says

A search warrant executed Wednesday at defendant Mark Singh's home led to the recovery of seven illegal assault weapons, one of which was loaded, and three illegally configured receivers and parts in the process of being assembled, the Suffolk DA said Friday.   A...

LI man defrauded investors in $500G Ponzi scheme, Suffolk DA says

A Mount Sinai man has been charged with defrauding investors in a more than $500,000 Ponzi scheme, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini said Friday. Craig Clavin, 61, and his company, Lighthouse Futures Ltd., solicited investments into a fund known as...

Blood Plasma Donations

Blood Plasma Donations

The last two months have been full of trials and tribulations for all of us. New challenges most of us have never dreamed of seem to come fast and furious each and every day. One of those challenges for me, as many of you know, was contracting the virus last month. It...

Sini and Hart Testify About Gangs Before Presidential Panel

Sini and Hart Testify About Gangs Before Presidential Panel

 Suffolk District attorney Timothy Sini and Suffolk Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart appear in Suffolk County Court in Riverhead in July.   Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini on Thursday urged the Department of Justice to continue pushing tech...

Patchogue woman guilty in activist Evelyn Rodriguez’s death

Patchogue woman guilty in activist Evelyn Rodriguez’s death

Ann Marie Drago guilty on all counts in activist Evelyn Rodriguez's death..... Jurors delivered a swift verdict Wednesday in the trial of a Patchogue woman after once again watching the graphic news video of her driving over Evelyn Rodriguez on the same Brentwood...

DA: Gang member gets 15 years in shooting inside Lake Ronkonkoma IHOP

DA: Gang member gets 15 years in shooting inside Lake Ronkonkoma IHOP

Suffolk County police investigate the scene of a shooting at an IHOP restaurant on Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma in March. A Bloods gang member was sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting five rounds, and wounding one man, inside an IHOP restaurant in Lake...

LI IHOP Shooting: Bloods Gang Member Admits Attempted Murder

LI IHOP Shooting: Bloods Gang Member Admits Attempted Murder

            Deontrae Green, 20, of Islandia, a member of the Bloods gang, pleaded guilty to attempted murder after he shot inside a Lake                                Ronkonkoma IHOP in March, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney.   ...

LI IHOP SHOOTING: BLOODS GANG MEMBER ADMITS ATTEMPTED MURDER

LI IHOP SHOOTING: BLOODS GANG MEMBER ADMITS ATTEMPTED MURDER

          Deontrae Green, 20, of Islandia, a member of the Bloods gang, pleaded guilty to attempted murder after he shot inside a Lake                                Ronkonkoma IHOP in March, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney.    A Bloods gang...

DA says: 96 MS-13 gang members, associates charged in LI investigation

DA says: 96 MS-13 gang members, associates charged in LI investigation

Nearly 100 MS-13 members and associates, including the leaders of nine local cliques, have been charged in the largest state takedown of the dangerous street gang that terrorized parts of Long Island for years, Suffolk officials announced Friday. The 23-month...

Suffolk DA discusses grand jury recommendations on illegal dumping

Suffolk DA discusses grand jury recommendations on illegal dumping

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini discussed the grand jury's recommendations on illegal dumping, including felony charges for those accused of dumping contaminated materials on the properties of unwitting victims who think they're getting clean fill....

Suffolk officials unveil new tool in opioids war

Suffolk County officials showed off their newest tool in the battle against opioids Tuesday, a $400,000 device to help authorities in prosecutions by analyzing and identifying previously undetectable deadly substances. “With the unveiling of this new technology, we...

Suffolk DA to use federal grants to probe claims of innocence

Suffolk DA to use federal grants to probe claims of innocence

Keith Bush at his home in Bridgeport, CT on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. Bush served 32 years in prison for the murder of Sharese Watson, a crime he says he did not commit. Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr. Reacting to the exoneration of Keith Bush, wrongly convicted...

Riverhead man sentenced to 4-6 years in prison in fatal overdose case

A Riverhead man was sentenced to 4 to 6 years in prison on Thursday for selling a potent mix of heroin and fentanyl that authorities said led to the fatal overdose of a local man. John Brophy, 50, was sentenced for his manslaughter conviction at a Suffolk County Court...

Long Island lawmakers to propose tougher anti-dumping rules

Long Island state lawmakers introduced sweeping legislation Wednesday they said would make it easier to prosecute and punish individuals suspected of illegally dumping toxic materials and better protect the region's sole-source aquifer. The bipartisan legislation...

Smithtown man sentenced to 2-4 years in massive contaminated fill scheme

Smithtown man sentenced to 2-4 years in massive contaminated fill scheme

Anthony "Rock" Grazio, 54, of Smithtown, was sentenced Monday to 2 to 4 years in prison for being the ringleader of an illegal scheme to supply construction sites with contaminated fill. Credit: James Carbone A “dirt broker” who Suffolk prosecutors said led a massive...

Garbage carter, driver get conditional release in corruption case

Garbage carter, driver get conditional release in corruption case

  Two Smithtown garbage carters were sentenced to three years conditional release Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, after pleading guilty in May to a scheme to defraud the town of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Mario and Robert Garofalo pleaded guilty to attempted...