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New York banker arraigned on rape charge

RIVERHEAD, N.Y., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A New York investment banker was arraigned on Long Island Friday on rape and related charges, Suffolk County, N.Y., court documents said.

Man charged, gun arsenal found in home

RIVERHEAD, N.Y., March 22 (UPI) -- Authorities seized more than 350 handguns and rifles from a Centereach, N.Y., man's illegal home gunsmithing business.

Spitzer orders probe of Tankleff deaths

ALBANY, N.Y., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A special prosecutor named by New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer will review the case against Martin Tankleff, whose conviction for killing his parents was overturned.

Prosecutor: Miss America to testify

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- Prosecutors said Tuesday they expect Miss America Laura Nelson to testify in several Long Island child sexual predator sting cases after all.

Prostitute's booty found under house

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., July 10 (UPI) -- Suffolk County detectives have dug up more than $700,000 in alleged prostitution cash from beneath a Long Island home.

Grand jury to probe priests and cover up

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., April 11 (UPI) -- In what some legal experts have called an "unprecedented" move, the district attorney in New York said Thursday he would empanel a special grand jury to investi

Grand jury to probe priests and cover up

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., April 11 (UPI) --
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Thomas J. Spota III is currently the District Attorney of Suffolk County, New York.

Spota has been the District Attorney since 2001, when he defeated three-time incumbent James M. Catterson Jr. He would be reelected in 2006 without any opposition. Spota has been active in the fight against the distribution of child pornography over the Internet. In 2003, Spota indicted twelve Suffolk residents who utilized, KaZaA, a file-sharing program to spread child pornography. As a result, Spota was called to testified before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary on September 9, 2003 at a hearing concerning the building on "Pornography, Technology, and Process: Problems and Solutions on Peer-to-Peer Networks." Spota recommended a new federal task force and that legislation was needed to "attack the owners and the distributors of these programs, who are reaping enormous profits."

During the 1970s and early 1980s, Spota worked as a Suffolk prosecutor under District Attorney Patrick Henry. He then entered private law practice in Suffolk, representing clients including the Suffolk Detectives Association and other law enforcement unions.

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