Thomas J. Spota III
|District Attorney of Suffolk County|
January 1, 2002 – November 10, 2017
|Preceded by||James M. Catterson, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||Emily Constant|
|Constituency||Suffolk County, New York|
|Education||Fairfield University (B.A.) |
St. John's University (J.D.)
|Website||Suffolk County District Attorney's Office|
Thomas J. Spota III (born 1941, New York) is an American attorney and politician, who served as the District Attorney of Suffolk County, New York, serving from 2002 to late 2017. During this period, Spota was inducted into the Long Island Press Power List Hall of Fame in 2009, having been named to the Power List at least five times.
Spota resigned November 10, 2017, after he was indicted on federal charges of obstruction of justice in the investigation of Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke. Spota was subsequently found guilty and faces up to 20 years in prison. Spota was disbarred on June 10, 2020.