Thanks to Jeralyn over at Talkleft for this story about 15 people who were imprisoned based on lies that an informant told.
A federal judge decided Tuesday to free 15 men from prison because their
convictions were based on testimony of a government informant who lied on the
witness stand and framed innocent people.
Collectively, the men have served
at least 30 years behind bars. They were sentenced to a combined 86 years.
Federal public defender Dennis Terez called the release of so many people at one
Fallout from the case is expected to spread beyond the
federal courthouses in Cleveland and Akron, where the men were convicted of
dealing crack cocaine in Mansfield.