U.S. Lets $101 Million Verdict Stand Over FBI Frame in Mob Slaying Case
Solicitor General Elena Kagan has let the time pass for appealing (seeking Supreme Court review) of a historic $101 million verdict for civil rights violations in a lawsuit against the FBI for framing four men from Boston for a mob slaying. The government will pay up.
Josesph Salvati, now 77, served 29 years in prison. He will get $31 million, plus another $2 million in interest.
DOJ tried to get Kagan to seek review but she refused, siding with the wrongfully convicted men. The verdict was rendered by U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Gertner, following a 22 day bench trial. [More....]
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