Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini has announced the indictment of a former Town of Huntington employee and Village of Huntington Bay trustee for allegedly falsifying his work experience on an application with the ...
Dominic Spada, 58, of Huntington, is charged with Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a class E felony; Making a Punishable False Written Statement, a class A misdemeanor; Falsifying Business Records in the Second Degree, a class A misdemeanor; and Conspiracy in the Fifth Degree, a class A misdemeanor.
Spada is the former Director of Maritime Services for the Town of Huntington; an elected Trustee in the Village of Huntington Bay; a Harbormaster in the Town of Islip; and the First Assistant Chief of the Halesite Fire Department.
In August 2018, while serving as the Deputy Director of Maritime Services for the Town of Huntington, Spada filed an application with the Suffolk County Department of Civil Service to take the open competitive examination for the position of Bay Constable. The position requires applicants to have a minimum of two years’ maritime experience in order to qualify for the position. Spada allegedly falsely claimed on his application to have worked for a Huntington-based maritime towing company for five years. He also allegedly entered into a conspiracy with the owner of the company to corroborate his false application.
Spada was arraigned on the indictment today in front of Acting Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice Richard Horowitz and was released on his own recognizance. He is being represented by Raymond Perini and is due back in court on March 16.
If convicted of the top count, Spada faces a maximum sentence of one and one-third to four years in prison.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Kevin Ward, of the Public Integrity Bureau.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.