Madeline Singas, the chief assistant Nassau County prosecutor, was sworn in as the acting district attorney Tuesday, when her former boss, Kathleen Rice, took the congressional seat she won on Election Day.
Singas, who was Rice’s chosen successor, plans to run in a special election this fall to keep the county’s top law enforcement job if Gov. Andrew Cuomo declines to name a replacement. But the governor—who is mourning the recent death of his father, former Gov. Mario Cuomo—has not made his plans known. Nassau County Democratic and Republican party leaders have not officially named...| read more