Jul 29

Tang Nguyen Acquitted By Appeals Court Of Conviction For Avoiding $129.73 In Federal Taxes On “Contraband” Vietnamese Cigarettes

“Sleigh” brand Vietnamese cigarette package

A federal appeals court has acquitted 62-year-old Tang Nguyen of her 2012 conviction of knowingly receiving cigarettes mailed from Vietnam to Nebraska that were considered contraband because $129.73 in federal cigarette taxes had not been paid on them. Tang Nguyen, who is also known by her nickname Janny, is a Vietnamese immigrant living in Lincoln, …

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Jun 27

Worldwide Women’s Criminal Justice Network’s July 2014 Newsletter Available

Worldwide Women's Criminal Justice Network - Issue 3

The Worldwide Women’s Criminal Justice Network founded by Michael Fox based in Japan is one of the leading advocates for innocent women imprisoned in countries around the world. The current newsletter of the WWCJN is available online at www.wcjn.org/Newsletter.html. The issue includes articles about:   *  Lisa Marie Roberts exonerated after more than 12 years …

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May 31

Judge Constance Briscoe Sentenced To 16 Months Imprisonment For Lying During Police Investigation

Judge Constance Briscoe (The Telegraph)

Judge Constance Briscoe has been sentenced to 16 months in prison after her convictions of lying to the police and falsifying documents during a police investigation — becoming the first British judge in several decades to be imprisoned for her criminal activity. The convictions of Judge Briscoe, 56, were the result of her lying to …

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May 15

Delaware Public Defender’s Office Files Motions To Overturn Hundreds Of Tainted Drug Convictions

Delaware Chief Medical Examiner Richard T. Callery

On February 20, 2014 the Delaware State Police shut down the Controlled Substances Lab inside the Delaware Medical Examiner’s Office after it was discovered the lab had lax security, and drug evidence for criminal cases was missing and in some cases replaced with fake evidence. Within days the Delaware’s Attorney General requested that all drug …

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May 14

Kirstin Blaise Lobato And Jeffrey Deskovic Featured In Debut Episode Of Al Jazeera America Cable Series

Jeffrey Deskovic after his release (Seth Harrison, The Journal News)

The cases of Kirstin Blaise Lobato and Jeffrey Deskovic are featured in the first episode of an eight-part documentary series about the state of the legal system in the United States. The series — “The System, with Joe Berlinger” — will premiere on Sunday, May 18 at 9 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Pacific time, on the …

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May 01

Innocents Database Webpage Now Includes Detailed Statistical Information

The Innocents Database linked to from Justice Denied’s website is the world largest database of persons exonerated of their convicted crime. The database’s webpage was updated on May 1 to include detailed statistical information about the 4,622 cases currently in the database online that include 2,766 U.S. cases, and 1,856 cases from 110 other countries. …

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Apr 16

Jonathan Fleming Released After 25 Years For New York Murder Committed When He Was At Disney World

Jonathan Fleming leaving the courthouse after his release on April 9, 2014 (AP)

Jonathan Fleming has been released after almost 25 years of imprisonment for a New York murder committed when he was 1,100 miles away in Florida. On August 15, 1989 Fleming was vacationing with his family at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Fleming was 1,100 miles from his home in Brooklyn, where an acquaintance was …

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Apr 10

Sture Bergwall Released From 23 Years Imprisonment After 8 Murder Convictions Overturned

Sture Bergwall (Facebook)

Sture Bergwall was described for almost two decades as Sweden’s ‘Hannibal Lecter’ before reinvestigation of his cases discovered he is innocent of the eight murders he was convicted of committing. He has been released after all his convictions were overturned. In December 1990 Bergwall held a family hostage while his accomplice forced the father to …

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Mar 24

Calif. Appeals Court Overturns Steven Spriggs’ Conviction For Using iPhone Map App

Steven R. Spriggs (Robin Abcaria, LA Times)

The California Court of Appeal has overturned the conviction of Steven R. Spriggs for using his hand-held iPhone’s map application while driving. The Court ruled California’s law prohibiting talking on a hand-held wireless phone while driving doesn’t apply to using a map application. On January 5, 2012 Spriggs was driving in Fresno, California when he …

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Mar 23

Trial By Perjury: Millionaire, Mania & Misinformation by Nancy Hall

Trial By Perjury by Nancy Hall

Trial By Perjury: Millionaire, Mania & Misinformation by Nancy Hall is about how Celeste Beard Johnson was convicted in 2003 of capital murder in the death of her then husband Steven F. Beard, who died of natural causes in 2000. She was sentenced to life in prison. While in bed at home in Oct. 1999, …

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