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Sini: Manhattan couple falsifies COVID-19 results to delay drug case

Sini: Manhattan couple falsifies COVID-19 results to delay drug case

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini in 2019. A Manhattan couple who allegedly falsified positive coronavirus test results to delay the husband’s drug case have been indicted on forgery and other criminal charges, Suffolk County prosecutors said Monday....

Cuomo signs law, sparked by LI case, making illegal dumping a felony

Cuomo signs law, sparked by LI case, making illegal dumping a felony

Illegally dumped dirt mounds at Brentwood State Park during a press event at Brentwood State Park in Brentwood on July 17, 2018. Following up on Operation Pay Dirt, the undercover operation on Long Island and in New York City that the state's top environmental...

Suffolk DA: Melville man used social media to solicit child porn

Suffolk DA: Melville man used social media to solicit child porn

Melville man charged in alleged crimes targeting underage girls   The Suffolk County district attorney says Bradley Garyn, 27, used social media to pay underage girls to send him inappropriate sexual photos and videos.   A Melville man faces up to 15 years...

Suffolk DA: Hicksville woman arrested in drug bust at Melville hotel

A drug bust at a Hilton hotel in Melville led to the arrest of a woman found with nearly 1 pound of crystal methamphetamine and more than "a hundred assorted pills," Suffolk prosecutors said Friday, saying the seizure fits a recent pattern of rising meth sales....

Feds: 6 charged in ‘birth tourism’ scheme on Long Island

Federal prosecutors have announced charges against six people in a “birth tourism” fraud and money laundering scheme on Long Island. According to authorities, the scheme had been going on for more than three years.  They say the international ring brought pregnant...

DA: South Shore car salesman scammed would-be buyers, sellers

A car salesman used "reputable" dealerships where he worked to scam would-be buyers and sellers, many of them members of the Hispanic community, gaining their trust and then stealing their money, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini said Thursday --...

Cleanup of LI toxic dumping sites begins

Cleanup of LI toxic dumping sites begins

Illegally dumped material, such as mounds of dirt, filled with large chunks of metal and other contaminants, that were discovered during "Operation Pay Dirt" began to be removed Wednesday from John Kerrigan's half-acre property on Wilson Boulevard in Central Islip....

Driver Gets Max in Scout Death

Driver Gets Max in Scout Death

Thursday, October 1st, I announced the conviction of a Holbrook man for driving while intoxicated and killing 12-year-old Boy Scout Andrew McMorris, of Wading River, in a motor vehicle crash on Sept. 30, 2018. On the two-year anniversary of the crash, the defendant...

Sini: West Babylon man ran 24/7 cocaine sales ring from his home

Sini: West Babylon man ran 24/7 cocaine sales ring from his home

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini at the William J. Lindsay County Complex in Hauppauge. A West Babylon man ran a 24-hour "major cocaine trafficking operation" out of a window in his home, authorities said Tuesday in announcing his indictment on...

Sini: NYPD cop, others arrested in drug distribution ring

Sini: NYPD cop, others arrested in drug distribution ring

New York City Police Department officer Joseph Recca outside Central Islip courthouse on Wednesday. An NYPD officer from West Islip and two other Long Island men were arrested on drug and conspiracy charges Tuesday, the result of an investigation sparked by the fatal...

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...