Category Archives: Wrongful Conviction

AG Schneider makes it easier for wrongfully convicted to sue State

Last Tuesday New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced he would be introducing a bill that will make it easier for those wrongfully convicted of a crime to sue the State. According to Press Release issued by the the Attorney General’s office [the”Unjust Imprisonment Act” would remove burdensome provisions from current law – barriers that can preclude people who were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned Read More →

Man framed by cops for murder collects $6.4 million

A man framed for the 1990 murder of a Hasidic rabbi in Brooklyn was awarded $6.4 million by the City. 58 year-old .David Ranta spent 23 years in prison based on an imaginary confession that former NYPD  Detective Louis Scarcella claimed Ranta made. Now, due to the revelations all of Scacella’s cases are coming under review. Not only did Scarcella fabricate the confession, he dropped a witness who he had Read More →