NSB negotiates state settlement for client Steven Barnes

Rocco LaDuca, Utica Observer-Dispatch, Jan. 7, 2011 Not much has changed yet for Steven Barnes after recently receiving a check for $3.5 million from the state as payback for all those years he was wrongfully blamed for killing 16-year-old Kimberly Simon in 1985. The humble Marcy man still goes to work everyday helping youths through Oneida…

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Nassau DA taps Barry Scheck for Friedman Panel

Alfonso A. Castillo, Newsday, November 8, 2010 Nassau County Monday unveiled the team tasked with reviewing the case of Jesse Friedman, the convicted child molester who has maintained his innocence since shortly after pleading guilty 22 years ago. And among those on the list is one well-known advocate for the wrongly accused. Barry Scheck, founder of…

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NSB secures largest individual settlement in NYC history

John Marzulli and Larry McShane, Daily News, June 3, 2010 The man framed for murder by “Mafia Cop” Louis Eppolito won a record $9.9 million settlement from the city on Thursday – and promptly wished his jailed tormentor continued good health. “I hope he has a long life in prison and suffers,” Barry Gibbs said after…

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NSB finds evidence, prevails for client Betty Anne Waters in brother’s wrongful conviction

Martha Neil, ABA Journal, September 18, 2009 A high-school dropout with two children who went on to get her general educational development certificate, graduate from college and earn a juris doctor degree so that she could represent her brother in a wrongful conviction case has now won $10.7 million in damages from a federal judge in…

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