Suffolk To Pay John Oliva, Former Detective, $1.5M For Wrongful Conviction

Suffolk County has agreed to pay $1.5 million to a former Suffolk police detective whose conviction for leaking information to a Newsday reporter was overturned last year, officials said Thursday.

John Oliva, a 20-year police department veteran, was forced to resign after pressure from disgraced ex-Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and his top aide, Christopher McPartland, to plead guilty to a crime in connection with the case.

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