Philadelphia Man Receives $9.8 Million After Wrongful Conviction
After serving a wrongful conviction sentence, a Philadelphia man was exonerated and released in 2019. He was awarded a $9.8 million settlement after serving 28 years in jail for a 1991 murder he did not commit. Leading to his exoneration, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office’s Conviction Integrity Unit completed a 15-month reinvestigation which uncovered multiple problems with the way the initial investigation was undertaken. “He was failed,” head of the Conviction Integrity Unit said. You May Have Legal Options if You Were Wrongfully Convicted Contact the civil rights attorneys at Grant & Eisenhofer to answer your questions and provide a free consultation. Call us at (855) 244-2031 or use our online form to reach us.