Singas Sworn In As DA

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Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas
Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas

On Monday, Jan. 25, in the aftermath of snowstorm Jonas, when most schools and businesses on Long Island were closed and digging out of the two-plus feet of snow, Madeline Singas was sworn in as Nassau County District Attorney.

Madeline Singas was sworn-in by Chief Judge of the State of New York Janet DiFiore with husband, Theo Apostolou, by her side.
Madeline Singas was sworn-in by Chief Judge of the State of New York Janet DiFiore with husband, Theo Apostolou, by her side.

 

 

The official swearing in was performed by New York State Court of Appeals Chief Judge Janet DiFiore at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. The ceremony was held in the late afternoon with a full array of participants and performers.

Flanked by her husband, Theo Apostolou, and close family, friends and supporters, Singas pledged to fight government corruption. The Manhasset resident became acting district attorney after Kathleen Rice was sworn into Congress last January.

His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela, Chief Secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, performed invocation. (Photo by Tony Gallego)
His Grace Bishop Sevastianos of Zela, Chief Secretary of the Holy Eparchial Synod, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, performed invocation. (Photo by Tony Gallego)

Singas had won a hard-fought battle against Republican opponent Kate Murray, former Town of Hempstead supervisor, on Nov. 4, 2015. In a highly publicized campaign, Singas fought to win with considerable aplomb, running on her record of being an outstanding prosecutor who had successfully put away criminals, including some for white collar, government and public corruption.

Freeport High School Select Chorale
Freeport High School Select Chorale

At the inauguration ceremony she commented, “I stand here because of what I know, not who I know.”

In attendance was United States Senator Charles Schumer who said, “Today is a great day for Madeline Singas because she got here the old-fashioned way; she earned it.”

Nassau County Police Department Pipe Band
Nassau County Police Department Pipe Band

New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman was also in attendance and said of Singas, “You have elected a leader who seeks to do justice at a time when people are really hungry for justice.”

Boy Scout Troop 544 from New Hyde Park
Boy Scout Troop 544 from New Hyde Park
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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.

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