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Ed Gavin of Massapequa finds himself vexed these days by what he has read, heard and learned about the Nassau County jail, including the meteoric rise of Michael Sposato from civilian cook and cook-supervisor ...

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#1
Jul 23, 2007
 
quote...."undersheriff Sposato, of Levittown, filed for personal bankruptcy 10 years ago. "

he's only 35 year old now. how much debt could he have owed to go bankrupt at 25?
doesn't sound to responsible.
in the county, it's not what you know, it's who you know.....(and yes i live on LI)
Rich Russo

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Jul 23, 2007
 
As a tax payer and resident of Nassau County I can honestly say I'm not happy. We pay some of the highest taxes in the nation. I agree that we should have qualified people in charge of something as important as jail operations. If this is true, then I must look at other candidates at election time. Suozzi is not being responsible. He certainly is not looking out for the best interest of Nassau residents. I know one thing, if an inmate escapes from that jail and does harm to my family,I'm going to have a very nice lawsuit against Suozzi and this county!
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Jul 23, 2007
 
Like I stated before, Sposato is the nephew of Peter Heelan,former Undersheriff and related to a former big wig in the Republican Party. Some sort of political "payoff" here? Sposato was removed from the NCJ in handcuffs in the early 90's also. Sposato doesn't have the brains to get out of the rain. He is the perfict "fall guy" for the Department. Reilly,the sheriff wants the Department run like Rikers Island where he worked as a lower level manager. He was hired by Gulata and left in place when this County Ex. took over. Moral there is at an all time low. Badly needs Spitzer to have someone investigate the whole mess. There are a lot of skeletons to be dug up in that place.. Some stuff would amaze the citizens of Nassau.
Ben Dover

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#4
Jul 23, 2007
 
If the guards do the cooking they usually yank arm pit hair out from under their arms and place it in the food, other guards cut their toe nails and stick them inside the burritos.
Pays to get fast food.
Frank

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#5
Jul 23, 2007
 
Two Toms, Souzzi and Gulotta, cut from the same cloth. Same ol', same ol' in Nassau country. Unfortunately, Newsday thinks they're different. The truth is, they are only slightly different, Souzzi is less moral and more ruthless.
Taxed to the Max

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Jul 23, 2007
 
Mr. Sposato has no qualifications whatsoever for this position. What makes it even worse is that by law he is considered a police officer in New York State and as undersheriff is mandated by law to be in charge of the Nassau Correctional Center in the absence of the sheriff. What a lawsuit if something bad happens! This puts Nassau County inmates, jail staff, residents and taxpayers in a very dangerous position. This appointment was nothing more than a political payoff!
truth be told

Amityville, NY

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#7
Jul 23, 2007
 
Why is Nassau County only county in NY where Sheriff is appointed and not ELECTED??
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Jul 23, 2007
 
He was also in hot water with foreclosure paperwork he served a few years back when he was a process server...
who is ed gavin

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#9
Jul 23, 2007
 
Everybody knows that this guy is another hired gun of the CO's union. A self proclaimed law enofrcement expert. For the past fifty years only 7 of them had a co in the kitchen of the jail. We don't care if they are in or if they are out. We can the job either way.
truth

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#10
Jul 23, 2007
 
the cooks in the jail are a bunch of idiots, they couldnt hard boil and egg. All they do is sit around and read the paper while the inamte's work. Something is going to happen and the cooks are going to run away cause they have no training, then they are going to cry that they werent properly protected. The nassau cooks are a joke, fire them all and bring in the crew from Mcdonald's, they would do a better job. They all think they are great cause one ex cook is now the under sheriff and another is the union president, which just goes to show they are nothing but brown nosers
Body Alarm Bob

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Jul 23, 2007
 
who is ed gavin wrote:
Everybody knows that this guy is another hired gun of the CO's union. A self proclaimed law enofrcement expert. For the past fifty years only 7 of them had a co in the kitchen of the jail. We don't care if they are in or if they are out. We can the job either way.
Its a different jail now than even 10 years ago. Thats why an officer was placed in there. If an incident we're to occur in there now, who in the kitchen has the authority and the means to quell the situation?
NCCC is not just the drunk tank everone seems to think it is. Especially considering the escalating charges that these modern kitchen workers have. You no longer just have drunks working in there. You have hardcore gang members who only a few years ago we're major disciplinary problems in the jail who caused major disturbances.
TOM

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Jul 23, 2007
 
OVERTIME IS AT ITS HIGHEST IN 5 YEARS SINCE SPOSATO TOOK OVER. DON'T FORGET C.O.'S GET TIME AND THREE QUARTERS FOR EACH HOUR OF OVERTIME NOT TIME AND A HALF. IT WILL REMAIN THAT WAY UNTIL THEY GET A NEW CONTRACT WHICH WILL BE NEVER. WAY TO GO TOM SUOZZI
the truth

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Jul 24, 2007
 

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This article is an accurate description of sposato but it only scratches the surface of how mismanaged the jail is. Clowns come and clowns go but nassau county remains a huge political circus. If you know the right people you can get any job, no qualifications required.
Gavin sees through it all

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Jul 29, 2007
 
[b]July 23, 2007

Ed Gavin of Massapequa finds himself vexed these days by what he has read, heard and learned about the Nassau County jail, including the meteoric rise of Michael Sposato from civilian cook and cook-supervisor to the number-two post for the whole East Meadow facility.[/b]

Here is someone that can see through all the B.S.

Thank you,ED

Gavin, 47, is a veteran law enforcement professional, experienced in security, corrections and investigations.

Speaking as a citizen - one who steers clear of party politics - Gavin notes that undersheriff Sposato, of Levittown, filed for personal bankruptcy 10 years ago. Ordinarily, Gavin notes, law enforcement agencies frown on what they regard as any potential financial vulnerabilities when hiring officers.

Elizabeth Loconsolo, general counsel for the sheriff's department, has been publicly defending the appointment, as previously detailed in Newsday. On Friday she continued to do so - specifically citing an anti-discrimination provision of bankruptcy law that applies to employers of those who file, as did Sposato, now 35. "The only thing I can tell you is it was filed in 1997 and he reported it to the department. He was already working here," Loconsolo said. Sposato was a cook at the time.

But Gavin, an irrepressible sort who once helped make waves over misdeeds in New York City's jail system, expresses a broader concern, about county policy and practice. The county recently redeployed officers and assigned civilians to supervise and secure the kitchen in the jail, prompting an official protest from John Duer, president of the Sheriff Officers Association.

Here, Gavin sees a recipe for trouble. Probers last year faulted the Erie County Correctional Facility in the kitchen escape of Ralph "Bucky" Phillips - who while at large shot two state troopers, one fatally. Phillips had been left in the custody of food-service workers, out of officers' supervision, according to a state correction commission report cited by Gavin. And in 2002, the Nassau's jail kitchen was rocked by an embezzlement case in which the former chief cook pleaded guilty.

"When you tie it all in the whole thing stinks," Gavin contends. "The sheriff's department is a paramilitary organization, not a restaurant. For my tax dollar, I expect top-flight appointments."

Expect to keep hearing a different take from County Executive Thomas Suozzi and from civilian union leader Jerry Laricchiuta, who's worked in the jail kitchen himself.
stanley

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#15
Aug 10, 2007
 
nothing but a bunch of c.o on this page. and gavin was a rat snitch over there on rikers.not to many people liked him from what i remember
Harsh

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#16
May 24, 2008
 
stanley wrote:
nothing but a bunch of c.o on this page. and gavin was a rat snitch over there on rikers.not to many people liked him from what i remember
He sounds like my kind of guy out for the better good of the residents of Nassau County.
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#17
Nov 25, 2008
 
Lets hear it and applaud Eddie Gavin. Finally someone who understands and sees through the politcal patronage
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#18
Jan 2, 2010
 
Ed Gavin was a very dedicated Officer and Worked Hard at it , Stanley is out of line. ( sounds like he was in trouble at one time)
Big Time

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#19
Jan 5, 2010
 
Scammer, Unloyal, Untrusting, Workers Comp scammer like they all do int he jail ( Kenny Donnelly ) right !
the truth

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#20
Nov 22, 2013
 
is it rue Michael sposato taken out of Nassau jail in handcuffs yes or no?if it is this is a bad reflection off the mangano administration and should be address

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