September 2017 archive

Sep 20

Conviction Review Unit (CRU) Deceived The Innocents Project About Kirstin Lobato’s Case

Kirstin Lobato CRU article in Las Vegas Tribune, September 20, 2017 issue

“Conviction Review Unit (CRU) deceived the Innocence Project about Kirstin Lobato’s case,” is a news story in the Las Vegas Tribune’s September 20, 2017 issue. In the fall of 2016 Clark County District Attorney Steven Wolfson established a Conviction Review Unit to review a prisoner’s claim that new evidence establishes their actual innocence of their …

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Sep 15

Prosecutor Immunity Bars Lawsuit After Indictment For Insurance Fraud Dismissed Against Four People

Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance announcing indictment of 106 people for SSDI fraud on January 7, 2014, with photo displayed of an indicted “disabled” man who was sport fishing on a boat. (Michael Appleton - NY Times)

A federal judge in New York City has dismissed a civil rights lawsuit filed by four people whose indictments related to an alleged insurance fraud scheme were dismissed in August 2016 before they had gone to trial. In January 2014, 106 people were indicted by a grand jury in Manhattan for Grand Larceny and Criminal …

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Sep 01

William Ashwell Acquitted Of Burglary And Escape By Mississippi Supreme Court Because No Criminal Charges Were Filed Against Him

Mississippi Supreme Court on 2-1-2017 (courts.ms.gov)

William Scott Ashwell was acquitted of burglary and escape by the Mississippi Supreme Court on August 24, 2017. The Supreme Court ruled Ashwell had never been charged with the crimes, so the trial court had no jurisdiction to find him guilty in 2006 and sentence him to 15 years in prison. On December 14, 2006 …

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