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Acting Nassau DA Madeline Singas names 2 to key staff posts

Madeline Singas, 48, of Manhasset, takes the oath

Madeline Singas, 48, of Manhasset, takes the oath of office during her swearing-in as acting Nassau County district attorney at a ceremony in Mineola on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. Her husband, Theo Apostolou, is at right. Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas has named two employees to serve in key positions on her staff, a week after taking over as Nassau County's top prosecutor.

In an interview Tuesday, Singas said she had named Albert Teichman to serve as chief assistant district attorney.

Teichman, who will keep his position as executive assistant district attorney in charge of investigations, joined the office in 2006. He previously worked in top roles in the Kings County district attorney's office and the New York City Department of Investigation, according to his resume. Teichman is 68 and lives in Chappaqua, in Westchester County.

Singas said the attorney had been a public servant his whole career, and was dedicated to making offices run efficiently and keeping communities safe. "He's fair, he's smart . . . and he knows the business," Singas said.

Singas named Maureen McCormick, who is chief of the office's Vehicular Crimes Bureau, to also serve as executive assistant district attorney in charge of intergovernmental relations.

McCormick, 53, became a Nassau prosecutor after serving for about two decades in the Kings County district attorney's office. Her resume says among her legislative-related work, she authored amendments to Leandra's Law, which made it a felony to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs with a child 15 years old or younger in the vehicle. McCormick lives in Huntington.

Singas said the amount of dedication McCormick has shown to victims of vehicular crimes is something she's never before seen in a prosecutor.

"Maureen has done incredible work with the legislation in vehicular crimes, so it's just sort of formalizing the work that she has been doing all these years."

A spokesman for Singas said appointees' new salaries weren't available Tuesday because the office was still finalizing them with the county. Teichman currently earns $165,975 a year and McCormick earns $153,000.

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