Former Long Island prosecutor begins prison sentence

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FILE – Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota leaves the court docket in Central Islip, N.Y. Oct. 25, 2017. The former prosecutor Long Island prosecutor, convicted on corruption fees, started serving a five-year prison sentence Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, after surrendering to federal authorities.Seth Wenig/AP

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A former Long Island prosecutor convicted of obstructing justice after a prisoner was overwhelmed has begun serving a five-year federal prison sentence.

Former Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and a former high aide, Christopher McPartland, surrendered at separate federal prisons Friday, prison officers informed Newsday.

Spota and McPartland had been convicted in December 2019 on counts of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, witness tampering and civil rights violations. They had been accused of serving to cowl up the 2012 police beating of a prisoner suspected of stealing intercourse toys and different gadgets from a police chief’s car.


The ensuing scandal ultimately engulfed the county’s legislation enforcement energy construction.

Spota, 80, is now an inmate on the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. McPartland, who is also serving a five-year sentence, is incarcerated at Beaumont Federal Correctional Complex in Texas, in keeping with the newspaper.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit final month denied the defendants’ requests to stay free on bail whereas they enchantment their convictions.

Spota informed a decide at his sentencing in August that, “I hope to not die in prison alone.”

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