New York Settles Wrongful Conviction Claim for $2.7 Million
by Michael Brodheim
On November 2012, the State of New York agreed to pay $2.7 million to settle a claim filed by a woman who was wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for over 13 years.
Lynn DeJac was convicted in ...
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