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Flanders man sold drugs to fatal-overdose victim, authorities say

A Flanders man was indicted as the dealer who sold heroin and fentanyl to a woman who died of an overdose last year, Suffolk County prosecutors said. Justin Adamo, 34, was tracked down after Southampton Town police got a call about a fatal overdose in East Quogue on...

After 33 years in prison new findings may clear his name

After 33 years in prison new findings may clear his name

An innocent man. For the past 44 years, Keith Bush has made that claim to anyone who’d listen — ever since he was accused and convicted of a 1975 Suffolk County sex-related murder. At every step in his long journey through New York’s criminal justice system, Bush...

Sini: Oxy dealer resold pills from people with legitimate prescriptions

Complaints from his Shirley neighbors in March led to the indictment this week of an accused oxycodone dealer with an arsenal of assault rifles, Suffolk police and prosecutors said Tuesday. Suffolk police targeted Daniel Hassler, 39, after neighbors alerted officers...

Suffolk man used drugs to force women into prostitution, officials say

Suffolk man used drugs to force women into prostitution, officials say

A Sound Beach man used the addictive lure of heroin and crack cocaine to force nearly two dozen women into a prostitution ring he operated out of the basement of his parents’ home, Suffolk County prosecutors said Thursday. Raymond Rodio III, 47, pleaded not guilty at...

2 MS-13 gang members killed Greenlawn teen, Suffolk prosecutors say

Two MS-13 gang members have been charged with killing a Greenlawn teen whose mutilated body was found next to a concession stand at a Little League baseball complex in the community, Suffolk prosecutors said Friday. Elmer Gilberto Santos Contreras, 23, of Roosevelt...

DA: Tax preparers, business owners charged with ‘gaming the system’

Five Suffolk business owners and three tax preparers have been charged with “gaming the system” by failing to report and pay thousands in personal income taxes, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini said Wednesday. The arrests, part of a joint investigation...

Editorial: With overdose arrests, history has been made.

In a very real sense, history was made again March 11 when two men were arraigned on manslaughter charges for allegedly supplying heroin cut with fentanyl to a Riverhead man who died after using this deadly mix. In the nightmare that is America’s opioid crisis,...

Separate Suffolk busts take down multiple drug rings, authorities say

Separate Suffolk busts take down multiple drug rings, authorities say

Separate raids involving Suffolk County and federal law enforcement have led to the take down of multiple drug trafficking rings and the arrest of 18 East End and Huntington Station residents on narcotics and other charges, authorities said Wednesday. An indictment...

Timothy D. Sini announces newly-created Conviction Integrity Bureau

Timothy D. Sini announces newly-created Conviction Integrity Bureau

On Thursday, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini announced the formation of the Conviction Integrity Bureau, which will examine whether convictions were based on valid evidence and testimony. (Credit: James Carbone)  Original article and credits can be found...

Coram taxi company owner defrauded Medicaid of $200,000, DA says

Coram taxi company owner defrauded Medicaid of $200,000, DA says

Suffolk County district attorney Tim Sini speaks at a press conference at his office in Hauppauge. A Coram taxi company owner lied about his annual salary to fraudulently receive more than $200,000 in Medicaid benefits that he was ineligible for, Suffolk County...

LI drug Trafficking ring busted; officials say.

LI drug Trafficking ring busted; officials say.

Some of the individuals who were indicted for allegedly trafficking narcotics throughout Long Island and New York City, on display at a news conference in Hauppauge. Suffolk authorities say they have indicted 19 people in connection with an alleged drug trafficking...

Three indicted on narcotics charges; sold drugs out of barbershop!

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini said Wednesday three men have been indicted on charges of selling fentanyl, heroin and cocaine out of the Man Cave barbershop on Route 112 in Port Jefferson Station. Search warrants led to the seizure of evidence including...

Sini: Three men sold narcotics out of Port Jefferson Station barbershop

Three Suffolk County men have been indicted on charges they used a Port Jefferson Station barbershop to sell hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of the deadly narcotics fentanyl, heroin and cocaine — even as legitimate customers paid for haircuts, officials said...

Top prosecutor Howard Master joins Suffolk DA’s office

Top prosecutor Howard Master joins Suffolk DA’s office

Master will report directly to Suffolk DA Timothy Sini in three separate roles - special counsel, chief of the Special Investigations Division and chief of the Conviction Integrity Bureau. The Suffolk County district attorney's office is the next stop for the man who...

Illegal dumping investigation leads to three more arrests, Sini says

Illegal dumping investigation leads to three more arrests, Sini says

Suffolk District Attorney Timothy Sini talks about new arrests in an investigation into alleged illegal dumping.   Three more people were arrested in one of the largest busts of alleged illegal dumping in the state’s history, Suffolk County District Attorney...

Illegal dumping scheme put debris in parks, backyards, officials say

Illegal dumping scheme put debris in parks, backyards, officials say

Illegally dumped dirt mounds adjacent to Brentwood State Park discussed at a news conference about Operation Pay Dirt, the undercover investigation on Long Island and in New York City that the state's top environmental official described as the "largest-ever bust of...

Brooklyn man sentenced in Center Moriches home invasion

A state Supreme Court justice sentenced a Brooklyn man to 25 years in prison Wednesday in a 2016 armed burglary of a Center Moriches home, the Suffolk district attorney’s office said. Alexander Vaughn, 30, and two co-conspirators used duct tape to restrain three...

Central Islip man sentenced to 50 years to life for cop stabbing.

Central Islip man sentenced to 50 years to life for cop stabbing.

Mark Caraway, left, was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison on Wednesday for the 2016 stabbing of Suffolk Police Officer Michael Cummings, who attended the hearing. Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan   A schizophrenic Central Islip man who nearly sliced off a...

DA Sini seizes 27 vehicles in illegal dumping bust.

  Suffolk District Attorney Timothy Sini talked on Thursday, July 19, about how two days earlier officials seized 27 vehicles from Operation Pay Dirt, the undercover investigation on Long Island and in New York City that the state’s top environmental official...

East Setauket man swindled senior citizens in Ponzi scheme, DA says

East Setauket man swindled senior citizens in Ponzi scheme, DA says

An East Setauket financial adviser accused of swindling at least a dozen senior citizens out of millions of dollars was arrested and charged with grand larceny, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini said Wednesday. Steven Pagartanis, 58, pleaded not guilty...

Illegal dumping investigation leads to three more arrests

Illegal dumping investigation leads to three more arrests

Illegal dumping investigation leads to three more arrests, Sini says. Three more people were arrested in one of the largest busts of alleged illegal dumping in the state’s history, Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini said Thursday. With the new arrests made...