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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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Jul 18

$50,000 Reward Offered For Information That Will Exonerate Temujin Kensu Of 1986 Michigan Murder

Temujin kensu (Justice Incarcerated - 2010)

1-800-595-0830 is the tip line number to collect up to a $50,000 reward for information that can help exonerate Temujin Kensu, aka Frederick Freeman. Kensu is personally offering a reward of up to $25,000 for credible information that will exonerate him of the Nov. 5, 1986 murder of Scott Macklem in a parking lot at …

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Jun 30

Clyde Ray Spencer’s $9 Million Jury Award For False Rape Prosecution Upheld On Appeal

Clyde Ray Spencer after the charges were dismissed on September 29, 2010 (Columbian)

A $9 million federal jury award to Clyde Ray Spencer for a police officer’s fabrication of evidence he committed child rape has been upheld on appeal. Spencer was convicted in 1985 of the statutory rape of his three children in Vancouver, Washington, and he was imprisoned for more than 19 years before his release in …

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Apr 06

$264 Million Awarded Or Paid In 2016 To Wrongly Convicted Persons In U.S.

More than a quarter billion dollars is known to have been awarded or paid in 2016 as compensation to 138 people who were wrongly convicted in the United States. The people were imprisoned for a total of 1,997 years. The people were convicted in 13 states and the District of Columbia. With the total compensation …

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Feb 02

Juan Rivera’s $20 Million Compensation Settlement Will Be Divided In Divorce Court

On January 25, 2017 the Illinois Supreme Court declined to review a ruling by the Illinois Court of Appeal that Juan Rivera’s $20 million wrongful conviction lawsuit settlement is marital property in his pending divorce. Melissa Sanders married Rivera on October 31, 2000. At the time he was imprisoned for life in Illinois for his …

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Oct 16

Juan Rivera’s Wrongful Conviction Lawsuit Settlement Is Marital Property In Divorce

Juan Rivera (center) with wife Melissa Sanders-Rivera at Northwestern University Law School January 2012. (Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune)

The Illinois Appellate Court ruled on September 30, 2016 that the $11.36 million Juan Rivera is to receive for being wrongful imprisoned for more than 19 years is marital property. Rivera is in the midst of divorcing Melissa Sanders-Rivera, his wife of 16 years. Under the court’s ruling Rivera must equitably share the $11.36 million …

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Oct 06

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Helped Keith Cooper To Seek His Exoneration

Keith Cooper (Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune)

By Hans Sherrer October 7, 2016 Indiana Governor Mike Pence successfully goaded Keith Cooper’s lawyers to file a post-conviction petition on October 3, 2016, that seeks to overturn his 1997 robbery conviction. On September 20, 2016 Pence informed Cooper that he couldn’t consider his pardon request until he exhausted his legal options to overturn his …

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Aug 18

Rodney Roberts Can Proceed With Federal Lawsuit Against Police & Prosecutor For Frame-up

Rodney R. Roberts after his release (John O’Boyle, The Star-Ledger)

On August 12, 2016 U.S. District Court Judge Kevin McNulty in Newark, New Jersey ruled that Rodney R. Roberts could proceed with his federal civil rights lawsuit related to his wrongful conviction for kidnapping. Roberts was incarcerated for almost 17 years based on evidence fabricated by the police and the prosecution. Roberts was released in …

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Jun 14

Woman Sues For Forced False Confession She Wasn’t Raped

Marc P. O’Leary at the time of his arrest in February 2011. (Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office)

A woman has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Lynnwood, Washington, police officers, and a federally and state funded organization and its employees, for violations of her constitutional rights related to her being prosecuted in 2008 for falsely reporting a rape that had in fact occurred. To protect her privacy the …

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Apr 29

Joshua Ryan Brewer Sues City of Medford For Fabricated Drug Crime

Joshua Ryan Brewer’s healthy American Staffordshire terrior Aliah was destroyed by Medford’s animal control. This is not a photo of Alah. (www.staffy-bull-terrior.com)

Joshua Ryan Brewer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Medford, Oregon, its police department and a number of persons, related to his prosecution and conviction of a drug crime that the Oregon Attorney General concedes didn’t happen. In 2009 Brewer was 24 and living in Medford, Oregon with his cousin. …

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