A mistrial has been declared in an ongoing case involving a Suffolk County
family accused of stealing more than $200,000 from the Town of Islip.
In this case, Attorney Scott Gross is representing Gia G., who stands
accused along with her mother, Clara D., and her brother, Thomas D.
The mistrial stems from a prosecutor’s blatant and reprehensible
attempt to modify evidence to better fit their case. However, it is a
mistrial without prejudice, meaning that the charges still stand, and
the case will be due back in court soon.
When Prosecution Gets Too Ambitious
This case is a classic example of how prosecutors can get overly eager
to get a conviction, and end up relying on dirty tricks to sway the jury’s
opinion. In this case, an Assistant District Attorney working for the
Suffolk County District Attorney’s office made changes to the dates
and work order numbers for three of the 225 payroll documents which were
entered as evidence. While this may seem minor, small details like this
can make or break a criminal case.
In an ironic twist, Gia and her family stand accused of falsifying records,
among other charges. The D.A.’s office has offered to drop this
charge along with six others, but the family’s defense team, including
Scott Gross, has called this offer “woefully insufficient.”
Our Firm Stands for Justice
No matter what the charges in front of them may be, everyone in the United
States has a right to a fair trial. At the Law Offices of Scott Gross,
our Long Island criminal defense attorney is proud to defend this right.
Unfortunately, some criminal cases are about more than proving your innocence
– they also require skillful defense against overly ambitious prosecutors
who will break the rules to put you behind bars. When you retain our firm,
you can expect committed, quality legal representation at all times.
Don’t wait to retain the tough, aggressive counsel you need. Contact
our firm today at (631) 714-7894.