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suffolk da thomas spota awards $2.7 million in staff bonuses


suffolk county district attorney thomas spota is seen on may 12, 2016. photo credit: james carbone suffolk county district attorney thomas spota has awarded almost $2.7 million in bonuses to prosecutors since 2012 without approval from county legislators, according to county records provided by county executive steve bellone’s office.payments to 82 assistant district attorneys in 2016 totaled more than $500,000, with individual raises ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, according to county...






suffolk da thomas spota awards $2.7 million in staff bonuses, records show


advertisement | advertise on newsdaysuffolk county district attorney thomas spota is seen on may 12, 2016. (credit: james carbone) suffolk county district attorney thomas spota has awarded almost $2.7 million in bonuses to prosecutors since 2012 without approval from county legislators, according to county records provided by county executive steve bellone’s office.payments to 82 assistant district attorneys in 2016 totaled more than $500,000, with individual raises ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, according to county...






suffolk da thomas spota awards $2.7 million in staff bonuses


suffolk county district attorney thomas spota has awarded almost $2.7 million in bonuses to prosecutors since 2012 without approval from county legislators, according to county records provided by county executive steve bellone’s office.payments to 82 assistant district attorneys in 2016 totaled more than $500,000, with individual raises ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, according to county comptroller records obtained through a freedom of information law request.most popularin march, spota gave another $364,500 in bonuses to 33 employees.the money came from a state asset forfeiture fund that in suffolk is controlled by spota.records provided by the bellone administration show the district attorney’s office has made bonus payments since 2012. the wall street journal first reported the bonuse






suffolk da thomas spota awards $2.7 million in staff bonuses


advertisement | advertise on newsdaysuffolk county district attorney thomas spota is seen on may 12, 2016. (credit: james carbone) suffolk county district attorney thomas spota has awarded almost $2.7 million in bonuses to prosecutors since 2012 without approval from county legislators, according to county records provided by county executive steve bellone’s office.payments to 82 assistant district attorneys in 2016 totaled more than $500,000, with individual raises ranging from $2,500 to $20,000, according to county...






records: suffolk da’s office bonuses totaled $3.25m since 2012


chief edward heilig, bureau chief john scott prudenti and deputy chief homicide prosecutor robert biancavilla, are among the suffolk district attorney employees who have received $3.25 million in bonuses since 2012, according to newly disclosed records. photo credit: newsday by david m. schwartz  [email protected] @schwartznewsny updated november 21, 2017 7:17 am print see commentsshare share tweet share emailnewly disclosed records show suffolk district attorney employees have received $3.25 million in bonuses since 2012 — $550,000 more than reported previously — as county lawmakers prepare for a hearing tuesday on a bill to tighten legislative control over how proceeds from seized criminal assets are spent.bonus recipients included deputy chief homicide prosecutor robert biancav






records: suffolk da’s office bonuses totaled $3.25m since 2012


from left to right, public corruption prosecutor christopher mcpartland, division chief edward heilig, bureau chief john scott prudenti and deputy chief homicide prosecutor robert biancavilla, are among the suffolk district attorney employees who have received $3.25 million in bonuses since 2012, according to newly disclosed records. photo credit: newsday file by david m. schwartz  [email protected] @schwartznewsny updated november 21, 2017 5:08 am print see commentsshare share tweet share emailnewly disclosed records show suffolk district attorney employees have received $3.25 million in bonuses since 2012 — $550,000 more than reported previously — as county lawmakers prepare for a hearing tuesday on a bill to tighten legislative control over how proceeds from seized criminal ass






bonuses to suffolk da’s totaled $3.25m since 2012, records show


from left to right, public corruption prosecutor christopher mcpartland, division chief edward heilig, bureau chief john scott prudenti and deputy chief homicide prosecutor robert biancavilla, are among the suffolk district attorney employees who have received $3.25 million in bonuses since 2012, according to newly disclosed records. photo credit: newsday file by david m. schwartz  [email protected] @schwartznewsny updated november 20, 2017 9:18 pm print see commentsshare share tweet share emailnewly disclosed records show suffolk district attorney employees have received $3.25 million in bonuses since 2012 — $550,000 more than reported previously — as county lawmakers prepare for a hearing tuesday on a bill to tighten legislative control over how proceeds from seized criminal ass






bonuses to suffolk da’s totaled $3.25m since 2012, records show


from left to right, public corruption prosecutor christopher mcpartland, division chief edward heilig, bureau chief john scott prudenti and deputy chief homicide prosecutor robert biancavilla, are among the suffolk district attorney employees who have received $3.25 million in bonuses since 2012, according to newly disclosed records. photo credit: newsday file by david m. schwartz  [email protected] @schwartznewsny updated november 20, 2017 9:18 pm print see commentsshare share tweet share emailnewly disclosed records show suffolk district attorney employees have received $3.25 million in bonuses since 2012 — $550,000 more than reported previously — as county lawmakers prepare for a hearing tuesday on a bill to tighten legislative control over how proceeds from seized criminal ass






lawsuit seeks return of $3.25 million in suffolk da bonuses


attorney john ray's lawsuit seeks to force suffolk county district attorney employees to pay back $3.25 million in bonuses that were funded with asset forfeiture money. photo credit: craig ruttle by david m. schwartz  [email protected] @schwartznewsny updated december 9, 2017 5:00 am print see commentsshare share tweet share emaila new lawsuit seeks to force suffolk county district attorney employees to pay back $3.25 million in bonuses that were funded with asset forfeiture money.the suit, filed by attorney john ray in state supreme court in riverhead late last month, seeks to compel suffolk county executive steve bellone and county comptroller john kennedy to use their powers to get the money back, and for the district attorney employees to return the bonuses.ray, of miller plac






lawsuit seeks return of $3.25 million in suffolk da bonuses


attorney john ray's lawsuit seeks to force suffolk county district attorney employees to pay back $3.25 million in bonuses that were funded with asset forfeiture money. photo credit: craig ruttle a new lawsuit seeks to force suffolk county district attorney employees to pay back $3.25 million in bonuses that were funded with asset forfeiture money.the suit, filed by attorney john ray in state supreme court in riverhead late last month, seeks to compel suffolk county executive steve bellone and county comptroller john kennedy to use their powers to get the money back, and for the district...






tax actions filed against tracey edwards, but cases resolved


advertisement | advertise on newsdaytracey edwards, a member of the long island regional economic development council, listens during a meeting in melville, april 6, 2017. (credit: ed betz) the internal revenue service filed a total of $173,507 in tax liens against huntington town supervisor candidate tracey edwards and her husband for unpaid federal income taxes between 2005 and 2012, public records from the suffolk county clerk’s office show.according to records in the clerk’s office, the state department of taxation and finance also filed $59,387 in judgments for unpaid income...






tax actions filed against tracey edwards, but cases resolved


advertisement | advertise on newsdaytracey edwards, a member of the long island regional economic development council, listens during a meeting in melville, april 6, 2017. (credit: ed betz) the internal revenue service filed a total of $173,507 in tax liens against huntington town supervisor candidate tracey edwards and her husband for unpaid federal income taxes between 2005 and 2012, public records from the suffolk county clerk’s office show.according to records in the clerk’s office, the state department of taxation and finance also filed $59,387 in judgments for unpaid income...






suffolk da issues subpoenas to village of lloyd harbor, mayor says


advertisement | advertise on newsdayformer lloyd harbor police chief charles flynn answers the door at his lindenhurst home. (credit: johnny milano) the suffolk county district attorney’s office has issued subpoenas to the village of lloyd harbor for police records, the village’s mayor said friday.one of the subpoenas requested payroll records, time sheets and other documents related to former police chief charles flynn.mayor jean thatcher said she was “ready to comply,” but referred questions to the district attorney’s office...






newsday/news 12 report: suffolk d.a. issues subpoenas to village of lloyd harbor


advertisement | advertise on newsdayformer lloyd harbor police chief charles flynn answers the door at his lindenhurst home. (credit: johnny milano) the suffolk county district attorney’s office has issued subpoenas to the village of lloyd harbor for police records, the village’s mayor said friday.one of the subpoenas requested payroll records, timesheets and other documents related to former police chief charles flynn.mayor jean thatcher said she was “ready to comply,” but referred questions to the district attorney’s office and...






suffolk da issues subpoenas to village of lloyd harbor, mayor says


the suffolk county district attorney’s office has issued subpoenas to the village of lloyd harbor for police records, the village’s mayor said friday.one of the subpoenas requested payroll records, time sheets and other documents related to former police chief charles flynn.most popularmayor jean thatcher said she was “ready to comply,” but referred questions to the village attorney and the district attorney’s office. village attorney john ritter said the subpoenas requesting documents had been served to the village but did not specify what information was being sought. “we did get some subpoenas, but as far as what’s going on i have no comment on that because i have no knowledge,” he said.one subpoena states prosecutors are seeking:“any and all timesheets, sign-in/sign-out sheets, payroll






suffolk da issues subpoenas to village of lloyd harbor, mayor says


the suffolk county district attorney’s office has issued subpoenas to the village of lloyd harbor for police records, the village’s mayor said friday.one of the subpoenas requested payroll records, time sheets and other documents related to former police chief charles flynn.most popularmayor jean thatcher said she was “ready to comply,” but referred questions to the village attorney and the district attorney’s office. village attorney john ritter said the subpoenas requesting documents had been served to the village but did not specify what information was being sought. “we did get some subpoenas, but as far as what’s going on i have no comment on that because i have no knowledge,” he said.one subpoena states prosecutors are seeking:“any and all timesheets, sign-in/sign-out sheets, payroll






management employee ranks increase in suffolk county


advertisement | advertise on newsdaysuffolk county executive steve bellone in his hauppauge office on feb. 1, 2017. (credit: ed betz) the number of suffolk county management employees, some with political ties and most exempt from competitive civil service tests, has climbed over the past four years while the rank-and-file county workforce has shrunk.as of december, there were 145 nonunion employees under county executive steve bellone, compared with 122 in december 2012 at the end of his first year in office, according...






newsday/news 12 report: suffolk d.a. issues subpoenas to village of lloyd harbor


the suffolk county district attorney’s office has issued subpoenas to the village of lloyd harbor for police records, the village’s mayor said friday.one of the subpoenas requested payroll records, timesheets and other documents related to former police chief charles flynn.most popularmayor jean thatcher said she was “ready to comply,” but referred questions to the district attorney’s office and the village attorney. village attorney john ritter said the subpoenas requesting documents had been served to the village but did not specify what information was being sought. “we did get some subpoenas, but as far as what’s going on i have no comment on that because i have no knowledge,” he said.one subpoena states prosecutors are seeking:* “any and all timesheets, sign-in/sign-out sheets, payrol






suffolk da thomas spota, top aide indicted in cover-up


advertisement | advertise on newsdaylongtime suffolk district attorney thomas spota and one of his chief aides have been indicted on federal charges in a cover-up of former suffolk police chief james burke's assault of a suspect in 2012. (credit: newsday / john paraskevas) longtime suffolk district attorney thomas spota and one of his chief aides have been indicted on federal charges in a cover-up of former suffolk police chief james burke’s assault of a suspect in 2012.spota, a democrat who was elected 16 years ago as a corruption fighter, and christopher mcpartland, the head of the district attorney’s political corruption unit, are scheduled to be arraigned...






burke, former chief at heart of spota case, receives $145g pension


advertisement | advertise on newsdayfile: fbi agents arrest the former chief of police of the suffolk county police department, james burke, outside his smithtown home just after 6 a.m. on wednesday, dec. 9, 2015. (credit: james carbone) james burke, the imprisoned former suffolk police chief at the center of the indictments of suffolk district attorney thomas spota and a top aide, currently collects an annual pension of $145,485, according to state records. that taxpayer-funded income is in addition to a one-time $194,901.98 payment he took from his pension when he retired, according to the state comptroller’s office.and...






people’s bank closing in on suffolk county national bank


advertisement | advertise on newsdaypresident and ceo of suffolk county national bank howard bluver, seen here in january 2012, will become new york market president after the bank's takeover by people's bank. (credit: chris ware) people’s bank, of bridgeport, connecticut, is one step closer to buying suffolk county national bank.the office of the comptroller of the currency has approved the acquisition, according to suffolk county national bank, which also released its fourth quarter results on tuesday.the all-stock deal, which is valued at about $402 million, still needs the approval from the federal reserve’s...






suffolk police overtime increases by 6.5 percent to $47m


spending on police overtime in suffolk county increased by 6.5 percent to $47 million in 2016, as officials in the county continued to struggle with high police overtime costs, police commissioner timothy sini said thursday.the $2.85 million increase caused the county to exceed its police overtime budget by $14.3 million last year. the department also is expected to exceed its overtime budget by a similar amount in 2017 even if costs don’t increase, according to county records obtained through the freedom of information act.most popularthe figures show that since 2012, when the county passed a new police contract, department overtime costs have risen 68 percent, from $28 million to $47 million. total police overtime hours have increased by 50 percent, from 488,249 to 731,498.see alsosuffol






suffolk police overtime increases by 6.5 percent to $47m


spending on police overtime in suffolk county increased by 6.5 percent to $47 million in 2016, as officials in the county continued to struggle with high police overtime costs, police commissioner timothy sini said thursday.the $2.85 million increase caused the county to exceed its police overtime budget by $14.3 million last year. the department also is expected to exceed its overtime budget by a similar amount in 2017 even if costs don’t increase, according to county records obtained through the freedom of information act.most popularthe figures show that since 2012, when the county passed a new police contract, department overtime costs have risen 68 percent, from $28 million to $47 million. total police overtime hours have increased by 50 percent, from 488,249 to 731,498.see alsosuffol






suffolk da issues subpoenas to village of lloyd harbor, mayor says


advertisement | advertise on newsdayformer lloyd harbor police chief charles flynn answers the door at his lindenhurst home. (credit: johnny milano) the suffolk county district attorney’s office has issued subpoenas to the village of lloyd harbor for police records, the village’s mayor said friday.one of the subpoenas requested payroll records, time sheets and other documents related to former police chief charles flynn.mayor jean thatcher said she was “ready to comply,” but referred questions to the village attorney and the district...






sources: feds subpoena records in shooting of cabdriver thomas moroughan


federal investigators have subpoenaed law-enforcement records in the 2011 huntington station shooting of an unarmed cabdriver by an off-duty nassau cop as they ramp up their investigation into whether law enforcement officials violated federal criminal laws, sources said.the investigators, from the office of the united states attorney for the eastern district and the fbi, have recently obtained records of the case from the nassau and the suffolk police departments, as well as the suffolk county district attorney’s office. they have also questioned several people involved in the circumstances surrounding the shooting, the sources said.most popularcabdriver thomas moroughan was initially charged with felony assault for allegedly attempting to run down the off-duty nassau officer, anthony dil






sources: feds subpoena records in shooting of cabdriver thomas moroughan


federal investigators have subpoenaed law-enforcement records in the 2011 huntington station shooting of an unarmed cabdriver by an off-duty nassau cop as they ramp up their investigation into whether law enforcement officials violated federal criminal laws, sources said.the investigators, from the office of the united states attorney for the eastern district and the fbi, have recently obtained records of the case from the nassau and the suffolk police departments, as well as the suffolk county district attorney’s office. they have also questioned several people involved in the circumstances surrounding the shooting, the sources said.most popularcabdriver thomas moroughan was initially charged with felony assault for allegedly attempting to run down the off-duty nassau officer, anthony dil






suffolk da thomas spota, top aide indicted in cover-up


advertisement | advertise on newsdaylongtime suffolk district attorney thomas spota and one of his chief aides have been indicted on federal charges that they were involved in a cover-up of former suffolk police chief james burke’s assault of a suspect in 2012.spota, a democrat, the top law enforcement officer in the county who was first elected as a corruption fighter, and his aide, christopher mcpartland, who runs the political...






sources: feds subpoena records in shooting of cabdriver thomas moroughan


federal investigators have subpoenaed law-enforcement records in the 2011 huntington station shooting of an unarmed cabdriver by an off-duty nassau cop as they ramp up their investigation into whether law enforcement officials violated federal criminal laws, sources said.the investigators, from the office of the united states attorney for the eastern district and the fbi, have recently obtained records of the case from the nassau and the suffolk police departments, as well as the suffolk county district attorney’s office. they have also questioned several people involved in the circumstances surrounding the shooting, the sources said.most popularcabdriver thomas moroughan was initially charged with felony assault with attempting to run down the off-duty nassau officer, anthony dileonardo.






sini defeats perini in suffolk district attorney contest


suffolk county police commissioner timothy sini, a democrat, defeated republican ray perini to win the suffolk county district attorney race on wednesday, nov. 8, 2017. suffolk police commissioner timothy sini handily defeated republican ray perini in the race for suffolk district attorney on tuesday night, promising to restore integrity to the office.“together we have ushered in a new era of criminal justice in suffolk county, an era of integrity, fairness and doing the right thing,” sini told nearly 200 supporters at his campaign headquarters in hauppauge....






suffolk da thomas spota, top aide indicted in cover-up


advertisement | advertise on newsdaylongtime suffolk county district attorney thomas spota and one of his chief aides have been indicted on federal charges that they were involved in a cover-up of former suffolk police chief james burke’s assault of a suspect in 2012.spota, a democrat, the top law enforcement officer in the county who was first elected as a corruption fighter, and his aide, christopher mcpartland, who runs...






most nassau appointed, elected officials got average 7.3% raises


more than three-quarters of nassau county’s full-time nonunion workers received raises last year worth nearly $3.5 million, with over half the total going to employees in the office of district attorney madeline singas.a total of 553 of the 723 appointed and elected nassau officials on the payroll at some point in 2016 received at least one raise last year, averaging $6,325, or 7.3 percent, county comptroller records show.most popularmany got two or three increases, some linked to promotions. dozens of county appointees received pay hikes of between $10,000 and $60,000.the raises are awarded at the discretion of county executive edward mangano or officials who run individual departments and agencies.in suffolk, all the 532 full-time nonunion employees, including elected officials, receive






state ag: school buses in suffolk rack up red-light violations


a state investigation of school-bus safety found nearly 1,500 red-light camera violations by school bus companies in suffolk and westchester counties, attorney general eric t. schneiderman announced at a news conference in yonkers tuesday.the investigation found that between 2014 and 2016, nine suffolk bus companies amassed 1,199 red-light tickets, including 368 in 2014, 409 in 2015, and 422 in 2016. within those nine companies, there were 154 bus drivers who were repeat offenders.most popularschneiderman also said that there is a “serious gap” in state law — the bus companies are not required to report red-light camera violations to the state department of motor vehicles.“unfortunately, new york law has a safety loophole big enough to drive a school bus through,” schneiderman said tuesday






da: copiague man sexually abused 7-year-old girl


luis saravia was found guilty of sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child after a two-day trial on monday, nov. 6, 2017, the suffolk county district attorney's office said. photo credit: scpd a copiague man was convicted monday of sexually abusing a 7-year-old girl in march, the suffolk district attorney’s office said.luis saravia, 46, faces up to 7 years in prison when he is sentenced dec. 6 on first-degree sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, authorities said. he had been arrested march 20, according to online court records.a jury issued its decision after...






thomas spota’s last day will be friday, says da’s office


suffolk county district attorney thomas spota said this is his last week in office. photo credit: ap / seth wenig suffolk district attorney thomas spota’s last day in office will be friday, his office said wednesday.spota announced two weeks ago after his indictment on federal obstruction of justice charges that he would be leaving his office.many of his critics, including county executive steve bellone and spota’s elected successor, timothy sini, have said all along that he should have resigned...






suffolk district attorney spota says he won’t seek re-election


advertisement | advertise on newsdaysuffolk county district attorney thomas spota is shown at his hauppauge office on tuesday, sept. 3, 2013. (credit: newsday / john paraskevas) suffolk district attorney thomas spota, who came into office as a corruption buster but whose own office reportedly is under federal scrutiny, will not seek re-election this november, ending a record 16 years as the county’s top prosecutor.spota disclosed his decision in an email to staff late friday, as suffolk democrats prepared to screen potential district attorney candidates saturday...






edward walsh, ex-suffolk party leader, surrenders to prison officials


advertisement | advertise on newsdayedward walsh, seen here on june 20, 2017, at federal court in central islip, has begun serving a 2-year sentence for wire fraud and theft of government services, according to federal records. (credit: james carbone) former suffolk county conservative party leader edward walsh entered the federal prison in morgantown, west virginia tuesday to begin serving a 2-year sentence for wire fraud and theft of government services, according to federal records.he was convicted last year of pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the suffolk sheriff’s department while golfing, gambling and politicking on...






swiss bank faces claim of $325m in alleged embezzlement case


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edward walsh, ex-suffolk party leader, surrenders to prison officials


advertisement | advertise on newsdayedward walsh, seen here on june 20, 2017, at federal court in central islip, has begun serving a 2-year sentence for wire fraud and theft of government services, according to federal records. (credit: james carbone) former suffolk county conservative party leader edward walsh entered the federal prison in morgantown, west virginia on tuesday to begin serving a 2-year sentence for wire fraud and theft of government services, according to federal records.walsh was convicted last year of pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the suffolk sheriff’s department while golfing, gambling and politicking...






suffolk payroll hits $1b with costly public safety contracts


advertisement | advertise on newsdaya view of nassau community college in garden city april 13, 2016. nassau community college struggle with the hire of a new president. (credit: newsday / j. conrad williams jr.) the suffolk county payroll topped $1 billion for the first time in 2016 as costs rose significantly for public safety contracts with large pay raises in later years, records show.nassau county, where the payroll first exceeded $1 billion in 2014, spent $1.02 billion on 16,000 full- and part-time employees last year, but had a far smaller increase than suffolk.in suffolk, total compensation...






uk jobless rate remains at 4.7% as wage growth stalls


image copyrightgetty imagesthe uk unemployment rate has remained at 4.7% as inflation starts to wipe out wage growth, official figures show.the number of people unemployed fell by 45,000 to 1.56 million in the three months to february, said the office for national statistics (ons).average weekly earnings including bonuses increased by 2.3%, the same as in the year to january.on tuesday, figures showed inflation was running at 2.3%, above the bank of england's 2% target. the ons said in a statement: "average weekly earnings for employees increased by 2.3% including bonuses and by 2.2% excluding bonuses, compared with a year earlier. "however, adjusted for inflation, average weekly earnings grew by 0.2% including bonuses and by 0.1% excluding bonuses, over the year, the slowest rate of growt






lawsuit: suffolk county illegally made $65m in fee profits


advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe suffolk county legislature seal in the lobby of the legislature building in hauppauge is seen on aug. 14, 2012. (credit: newsday / thomas a. ferrara) a lawsuit filed tuesday against suffolk county asks the state supreme court to strike down $65 million in profit from recent county fee hikes and force the county to refund a portion.the complaint, filed by the albany-based nonprofit government justice center on behalf of five plaintiffs, says the fee increases on real estate transactions are “unauthorized taxes” that far exceed the $1.2...






defendant in 2012 murder case mistakenly released from prison


a man charged in a 2012 killing on the dan ryan was incorrectly released from prison on friday when he was found to be eligible for parole in an unrelated attempted robbery case, according to officials and records.cook county sheriff's officials were notified monday that garrett glover, 29, had been released from illinois department of corrections custody after being sentenced to four years in prison thursday in a 2014 attempted armed robbery case from county club hills. glover is awaiting trial in the sept. 5, 2012, shooting of larry porter, 25, near 87th street on the dan ryan.glover had been in jail since at least february 2014, and when he was sentenced last week was given credit toward his four-year prison term for already serving 879 days in jail, according to court records. he was r






average annual wall street bonus rises slightly to $138,210


new york (ap) — the average wall street banker bonus came to slightly more than $138,000 in 2016. that’s according to data from the new york state comptroller’s office.the major banks set aside $23.9 billion for bonuses in 2016, or $138,210 per worker, up 2 percent from a year earlier. bonuses remain well below than the levels they were in their heydays before the financial crisis, when the average bonus was $191,360.while most wall street bankers make a salary, the vast majority of their compensation comes in the form of annual bonuses.






thomas spota seeks brookhaven highway department records


spin cyclenews, views and commentary on long island, state and national politics. suffolk county prosecutors are seeking documents from the brookhaven town highway department, town officials confirmed.town officials said the office of district attorney thomas spota requested records last week. brookhaven officials said they were cooperating with the probe, but would not specify the information spota’s office was seeking.advertisement | advertise on newsdaytown attorney annette eaderesto said prosecutors sought documents “involving the highway department,” but declined to elaborate.“it wasn’t a lot, and we already gave them most of it,” eaderesto said in an interview. eaderesto said she did not know the object of the probe. she said she did not believe spota’s office was targeting town offi






tax actions filed against tracey edwards, but cases resolved


the internal revenue service filed a total of $173,507 in tax liens against huntington town supervisor candidate tracey edwards and her husband for unpaid federal income taxes between 2005 and 2012, public records from the suffolk county clerk’s office show.according to records in the clerk’s office, the state department of taxation and finance also filed $59,387 in judgments for unpaid income taxes against the couple between 1999 and 2010. most popularedwards, a huntington town councilwoman, said the irs and state actions against her and her husband, walter t. edwards, a huntington town groundskeeper, were errors that stemmed from identity theft.storycivic group: candidates didn’t show at debaterecords in the clerk’s office show the couple “satisfied” the four federal liens between march






thomas spota seeks brookhaven highway department records


advertisement | advertise on newsdaysuffolk county district attorney thomas spota is shown at his hauppauge office on tuesday, sept. 3, 2013. (credit: newsday / john paraskevas) suffolk county prosecutors are seeking documents from the brookhaven town highway department, town officials confirmed.town officials said the office of district attorney thomas spota requested records last week. brookhaven officials said they were cooperating with the probe, but would not specify the information spota’s office was seeking.town attorney annette eaderesto said prosecutors...






suffolk proposal to double traffic ticket fees in jeopardy


advertisement | advertise on newsdaythe suffolk county legislature seal in the lobby of the legislature building in hauppauge is seen on aug. 14, 2012. (credit: newsday / thomas a. ferrara) a proposed doubling of suffolk traffic ticket fees appeared in jeopardy tuesday after legislative democratic leaders said they couldn’t get the votes for the proposal.presiding officer duwayne gregory (d-copiague said he has asked county executive steve bellone’s administration to propose alternatives to fill the $5.5 million budget hole.“at this point, it doesn’t seem like it’s going...






ex-nypd cop with criminal past faces new charges, says suffolk da


advertisement | advertise on newsdaymichael dowd is accused of domestic violence in east islip on dec. 30, 2016. (credit: news 12) the former cop whose drug shakedowns exploded into one of the nypd’s biggest scandals has been arrested for the second time in three months, suffolk authorities said friday.michael dowd, 55, was charged with two counts for second-degree criminal contempt for allegedly violating an order of protection on feb. 7 and feb. 8, according to the suffolk district attorney’s office. the order...






uk wage growth slows as higher inflation starts to bite


image copyrightgetty imagesthe uk unemployment rate has remained at 4.7% as inflation starts to wipe out wage growth, official figures show.the number of people unemployed fell by 45,000 to 1.56 million in the three months to february, said the office for national statistics (ons).average weekly earnings including bonuses increased by 2.3%, the same as in the year to january.on tuesday, figures showed inflation was running at 2.3%, above the bank of england's 2% target. the ons said average weekly earnings for employees rose by 2.3% including bonuses, and by 2.2% excluding bonuses, compared with a year earlier. but adjusted for inflation, average weekly earnings increased by 0.2% including bonuses, and by just 0.1% excluding bonuses over the year. that was the slowest rate of growth since






uk wage growth slows as higher inflation starts to bite


image copyrightgetty imagesthe uk unemployment rate has remained at 4.7% as inflation starts to wipe out wage growth, official figures show.the number of people unemployed fell by 45,000 to 1.56 million in the three months to february, said the office for national statistics (ons).average weekly earnings including bonuses increased by 2.3%, the same as in the year to january.on tuesday, figures showed inflation was running at 2.3%, above the bank of england's 2% target. the ons said average weekly earnings for employees rose by 2.3% including bonuses, and by 2.2% excluding bonuses, compared with a year earlier. but adjusted for inflation, average weekly earnings increased by 0.2% including bonuses, and by just 0.1% excluding bonuses over the year. that was the slowest rate of growth since