Tag: conviction

Feb 21

Juvy Amarela And Junard Racho Acquitted Because ‘Woman’s Honor’ Is Outdated Concept A Woman Won’t Lie About Rape

Philippines Supreme Court Justice Samuel Martires who wrote the ruling overturning the ‘woman’s honor’ doctrine, in Philippines Vs. Juvy D. Amarela and Junard G. Racho, G.R. Nos. 225642-43 (Phil. Sup. Ct., Third Div, Jan. 17, 2018).

The 58-year-old precedent that a reputable ‘woman’s honor’ prevents her from lying about being raped was overturned by the Philippines Supreme Court on January 18, 2018. The Supreme Court acquitted Juvy Amarela and Junard Racho who were convicted in 2012 of raping a woman in Davao City in separate incidents that allegedly occurred hours apart …

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Feb 18

Judge Jessica Arong O’Brien Convicted Of Mortgage Fraud Scheme In Chicago

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Jessica Arong O’Brien in her judges chambers(ABS-CBN News)

Cook County Circuit Court Judge Jessica Arong O’Brien was convicted on February 15, 2018 of bank and mail fraud in U.S. District Court in Chicago. O’Brien’s federal prosecution was based on her scheme to defraud several mortgage lenders of $1.4 million from which she pocketed $325,000. O’Brien will lose her $198,075 per year position as …

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Feb 16

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Reneges On State’s Agreement To Pay $6.9 Million Compensation For George Allen Jr.’s Wrongful Imprisonment

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley (Kansas City Star)

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has reneged on the state’s agreement to pay half of the $13,825,000 settlement in December 2017, of George Allen Jr.’s federal civil rights lawsuit for his almost 30 years of wrongful imprisonment. Allen filed his lawsuit in 2014 after his convictions were overturned for a murder and rape committed in …

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Feb 08

Tammy Louise Lysaght Cleared Of 2010 Assault Of Her Daughter After Ex-Boyfriend Confesses

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth (Dept of Health website)

The conviction of Tammy Louise Lysaght for the aggravated assault of her 16-month-old daughter in 2010 in Perth, Australia was quashed on February 7, 2018. Lysaght had appealed her 2011 conviction based on the confession of her then live-in boyfriend, Robert Edward Dacey, in a Facebook post in 2016 and then to police, that he …

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Feb 03

John C. Riesbeck Cleared Of Rape On Appeal Because His Jury Was Stacked With Radical Feminists

USCGC Midgett (WHEC-726) (Coast Guard photo)

John C. Riesbeck’s convictions related to an alleged rape in 2010 were vacated on January 23, 2018 by The United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. To ensure Riesbeck’s conviction the Coast Guard deliberately stacked his jury with female sexual assault victim advocates. The Court ruled: “Yet the error in this case is …

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Jan 19

165 Men Cleared Of Historical Homosexual Convictions in England and Wales

Disregarding Certain Criminal Convictions, UK Home Office

One-hundred-sixty-five men in England and Wales have had their historical conviction disregarded for a homosexual act that is no longer considered a crime. Homosexuality was decriminalized in 1967 in England and Wales. However, a conviction is still listed in court records and appears on a person’s criminal record. The Protection of Freedoms Act (PFA) enacted …

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Jan 16

Nolubabalo Nomsuka To Sue For Almost Six Years Wrongful Imprisonment For Death Of Her Newborn Baby

Nolubabalo Nomsuka (eNCA)

Nolubabalo Nomsuka is planning to sue for compensation for her almost six years of wrongful imprisonment in South Africa. In November 2017 she was acquitted on appeal of murder in the death of her baby who died at birth. In December 2011 Nomsuka was 23 and living at the Wema Hostel, near Lamontville, several miles …

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Jan 13

Edward John Chandler Cleared Of Flashing Two Women Who Identified Him From Facebook Gossip

Five Bells Pub in Wickham, England.

Edward John Chandler was cleared on appeal of exposing himself to two women in Wickham, England. They identified him from gossip on Facebook. Wickham is a small village of about 4,300 people 80 miles southwest of London. On the evening of July 28, 2016 two women had drinks at the Five Bells Pub in Wickham. …

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Jan 06

Philip Queree’s Indecent Assault Conviction For Touching Woman’s Breasts During Consensual Sex Tossed On Appeal

Philip Queree (The Sun (London))

Philip Queree was acquitted on January 4, 2018 by an appeals court in Jersey of indecent assault for touching his partner’s breasts during consensual sex. The appeals court ruled the prosecution’s evidence failed to prove Queree committed a crime. Queree and the woman, identified in court documents as Miss X, met on August 18, 2016 …

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Dec 30

Kirstin Lobato Held Incommunicado By Nevada DOC After Judge Gonzalez Ordered Her Release “Forthwith”

As this is written on Saturday morning, December 30, 2017, the Nevada Department of Corrections is holding Kirstin Blaise Lobato incommunicado. They have refused to allow her attorney’s or anyone else to have any contact with her. It is not known if she has been told she is no longer a convicted felon, and she …

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