Singas Sworn In As District Attorney

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Madeline Singas was recently sworn-in as Nassau County District Attorney. The official swearing-in was done by New York State Court of Appeals Chief Judge Janet DiFiore at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City. The ceremony occurred in the late afternoon with full complement of participants and performers. SingasInaguration_020316FrontpageFlanked by her husband, Theo Apostolou, and close family, friends and supporters, the Manhasset resident pledged to fight government corruption. Singas became Acting District Attorney after Kathleen Rice was sworn into Congress last January 2015.

Singas won a hard fought battle against Republican opponent Kate Murray, former Town of Hempstead supervisor, last November. In a highly publicized campaign, Singas said she ran on her record of being a successful prosecutor who had successfully put away criminals including white collar, government and public corruption. At the inauguration ceremony she commented, “I stand here because of what I know, not who I know.”

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

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.”

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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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