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. Flanked 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.”