After spending eighteen years in prison for a crime he did not commit, a Brooklyn man received $9.9 million in damages. A cop famous for dealing with the mob framed him. This was landmark case and a record amount awarded for a civil rights suit against the city. According to some New York Injury Lawyers, the deal was made just a week prior to the start of the trial.
After spending eighteen years in prison, the man indicated that he would not have accepted any less for having his life ruined by a “Mafia Cop”. The New York spokesperson indicated that this was in the best interest of all the parties involved. The man knew the victim of the murder but stood firm that he was not guilty of strangling her and dumping her body report New York Injury Lawyers.
The man was a recovering drug addict when the killing occurred and had just spent some time getting his job as a postal worker back as well s working on his relationships with his family. The only eyewitness in the case was coerced into lying by another detective who had been moonlighting as a hit man for a mob-family. The two men who pulled off the false guilty verdict were convicted in 2006 for numerous murders. According to a New York Injury Lawyer, the man who was falsely imprisoned was released when the man recanted his testimony. He said he had been threatened by the men and was in fear of his own safety.
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