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Aug 17

Mary Zolkowski Charged With A Filing False Rape Report After Claiming She Was Raped In Three Places On Same Day

Mary T. Zolkowski (Instagram)

Mary T. Zolkowski has been charged with falsely reporting a felony after admitting she fabricated her claim a man raped her in Saginaw Township, Michigan. In February 2017 20-year-old Mary Zolkowski was a student at Delta College, a two-year college near Bay City, Michigan. On the evening of February 22, 2017 her mother called the …

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Jun 18

Nikki Yovino Offered Two Years In Prison For Falsely Accusing Two Men Of Rape

Nikki Yovino mug shot in Feb. 2017 (Bridgeport Police Dept.)

Nikki Yovino has been offered a plea deal of two years in prison for falsely accusing two young men of raping her during a party in Fairfield, Connecticut in 2016. Yovino was 18 and a student at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield when she told police on October 15, 2016 that the night before she …

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May 11

Annie Dookhan’s Eight Year Rampage Of Faking Scientific Evidence To Convict Innocent People Was Aided By The Legal System

Annie Dookhan after her arrest in Sept. 2012 (David L Ryan -- Boston Globe, 2012)

Justice Denied Editorial Annie Dookhan’s saga of sabotaging more than twenty-one thousand criminal cases in Massachusetts during the eight years she “worked” as a chemist in the Hinton State Laboratory is chronicled in Justice Denied’s article, “21,587 People Exonerated In Massachusetts Due To Fraudulent Crime Lab Testing” (May 6, 2017). From her hiring in 2003 …

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May 06

21,587 People Exonerated In Massachusetts Due To Fraudulent Crime Lab Testing

21,587 drug related convictions were vacated by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on April 19, 2017. The Court also ordered dismissal of the cases. It was by far the most exonerations on a single day in United States history. The prosecution of all the cases relied on a “drug certificate” signed by Annie Dookhan, a …

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Aug 24

Federal Judge Grants Brendan Dassey New Trial And Castigates His First Lawyer

Brendan Dassey (Wisc. DOC, 2011)

Brendan R. Dassey was granted a new trial by U.S. Magistrate Judge William E. Duffin on August 12, 2016. Judge Duffin granted Dassey’s federal habeas corpus petition, vacated Dassey’s convictions related to Teresa Halbach’s homicide in 2005, and ordered that he either be retried within 90 days or released. Brendan Dassey and his uncle Steven …

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Jan 30

Kengo Iwamoto’s Rape Conviction Tossed In Japan Based On False DNA Trial Testimony

Kengo Iwamoto (KYODO)

Kengo Iwamoto has been acquitted of rape by the Fukuoka High Court in Japan based on new evidence the prosecution presented false DNA evidence at his trial. Iwamoto was 19 when he was charged with raping a 17-year-old girl in October 2012 in Kagoshima, Japan. Kagoshima is on the southwestern tip of Kyushu island, about …

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