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Suffolk DA: 12 on East End charged in sale of illegal drugs

Suffolk DA: 12 on East End charged in sale of illegal drugs

  The Suffolk District Attorney's Office of Friday announced the indictment of 12 people on the East End in connection with the sale of illegal drugs. Two of those charged in the cocaine operation are 18th Street gang members and another belongs to the Sureños...

Sini: Mastic Beach man raped underage girl he met on social media

  A Mastic Beach man was indicted Thursday on multiple charges of raping an underage girl he befriended on the social-media forum Snapchat, authorities said. Renato Oliva Garcia, 22, faces charges of first- and second-degree rape as well as first-degree sexual...

Ex-NYPD cop admits to selling drugs to man who fatally overdosed

Ex-NYPD cop admits to selling drugs to man who fatally overdosed

Former Officer Joseph Recca, 28, of West Islip, LI, was busted in July with two co-conspirators on charges of criminal sale of a controlled substance. A drug-dealing ex-NYPD cop has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for selling a Long Island man the fentanyl pills that...

Sini: Car insurance scheme targeted East End Latinos

Sini: Car insurance scheme targeted East End Latinos

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini in Hauppauge in December.   Four Suffolk County residents and a Virginia woman accused of participating in a scheme to sell fraudulent car insurance to Latino victims on the East End have been arrested and face...

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...