Ex DA Mike Nifong Files Bankruptcy on Day Answer Due in Players' Suit

Ex Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong filed for bankruptcy today. Also today, his answer to the civil lawsuits filed by the exonerated players were due.

In the October lawsuit, attorneys for the three players accused Nifong, the city of Durham, police investigators and others of conducting "one of the most chilling episodes of premeditated police, prosecutorial and scientific misconduct in modern American history."

Nifong listed his liabilities at $180 million. The case is: In re Michael B. Nifong, 08-80034, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of North Carolina (Durham).

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    I have no way of judging whether (none / 0) (#1)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 05:36:02 PM EST
    6 $30mill lawsuits are fair or not, but I do have a hard time mustering up any empathy at all for this maroon.

    Boo Hoo (none / 0) (#2)
    by Abdul Abulbul Amir on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 05:46:32 PM EST

    Couldn't happen to a nicer slug.

    This is just a stall (none / 0) (#3)
    by scribe on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 06:17:39 PM EST
    tactic from Nifong, IMHO.

    I'm going to do this in a diary, rather than a comment, because it's quite long and involved.  

    Go read it.