Nassau DA fires investigator for alleged corruption probe interference, sources say – New York News

A veteran investigator in the Nassau district attorney’s office lost his job because of accusations that he interfered with the Oyster Bay public corruption probe — including an allegation he tipped off a target of that investigation, sources said.


That probe led to multiple indictments.

District Attorney Madeline Singas’ office fired Michael Falzarano on the same day last month that former Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto and six other people pleaded not guilty to corruption charges in Nassau County Court in Mineola, her spokesman confirmed Wednesday. But Singas’ office wouldn’t address questions about the allegations against Falzarano.

At the time of his firing, Falzarano, 58, had worked for the district attorney’s office for more than 15 years. For about a dozen of them, he also had led the union representing investigators. Sources said Falzarano was not assigned to work on the Oyster Bay case.

The former NYPD lieutenant, who also has a private investigation business, plans to contest his firing and fight to get his job back.

“These allegations against special investigator Falzarano are completely without factual or legal merit. We will…

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