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Nassau grand jury indicts man accused in shoplifting spree


A Nassau man was indicted in connection with a shoplifting spree that targeted drugstores and supermarkets from January to late June.

Alexander Wachmyanin, 50, who has no known address, was arraigned on an indictment regarding the eight-time spree. He targeted CVS, Rite Aid and Key Food stores in East Rockaway, Garden City, Hewlett, Westbury and West Hempstead, acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said Monday in a news release.

"This defendant is charged with a six-month shoplifting spree that targeted locations all over Nassau County, and on one occasion he...| read more

DA’s Canine Pal Assists Victims

Long Island Weekly

Sometimes people just don’t get the job done. When that’s the case, man’s best friend usually does the trick.

At the Nassau County District Attorney’s office, Mega, a white Labrador, assists citizens to open up and be more comfortable with the issues they are discussing. A facility dog, Mega is trained to assist people through traumatic situations.

Mega endured a six-month training program, which taught her over 52 commands. Equipped with a dog’s common skill set of sitting and heeling, Mega can also walk on both sides of humans, turn lights on and off, open drawers and tug...| read more

Shoddy system for awarding contracts

The Island Now

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas recently released a report detailing deficiencies in the way the county awards contracts and offering a series of reforms.

The report, which is part of an ongoing review Singas began in April after then-state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos was accused of illegally pressuring the awarding of a Nassau County contract to a company that employed his son, presents what Singas called “troubling problems” in the contracting process.

Among the deficiencies uncovered was the absence of vendors to disclose subsidiary companies...| read more

Nassau district attorney's office subpoenas campaign records of 10 political clubs


The Nassau district attorney's office subpoenaed county Board of Elections officials Wednesday requesting campaign finance documents for 10 Nassau GOP clubs over the past decade, according to a copy of the subpoena obtained by Newsday.

The subpoena, signed by Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas, came after Newsday reported Tuesday that eight Nassau GOP clubs violated state election law by not filing campaign finance disclosures with the state Board of Elections since 2006.

A computer analysis of Long Island's 113 Democratic and Republican clubs found the Massapequa South...| read more