At Inauguration, Nassau DA Madeline Singas Touts Drug Busts, Taking on MS-13

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Fordham Law alumna Madeline Singas ’91, who serves as Nassau County District Attorney, discussed the decline in crime that occurred during her first term and reaffirmed her commitment to decrease drug overdoses, in an inaugural speech for her second term.

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas touted her office’s fight against the MS-13 street gang, record-breaking heroin and fentanyl seizures and a historic drop in crime after renewing her oath of office Thursday.

“I’m proud to announce that there was not a single MS-13 homicide in 2019,” the county’s top prosecutor said of Nassau.

While campaigning, Singas said her office helped bring violent crime down by 25 percent, a five-year trend, and spoke of what she called ongoing efforts to attack the opioid crisis.

Immediately after declaring victory in November, the district attorney said she would focus her second term on continuing to combat MS-13, along with the aggressive prosecution of sex and drug traffickers.

Singas also said she planned to keep using money her office had seized in criminal investigations to continue funding the county’s first 24-hour drug treatment center in Freeport, which links overdose survivors with immediate rehab care.

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