Candidate for Brooklyn civil court judge files malicious prosecution lawsuit against ex-DA Charles Hynes – Daily News | New York

August 14, 2017

Now it’s John O’Hara’s turn. A candidate for Brooklyn civil court judge is filing a federal malicious prosecution lawsuit against ex-DA Charles Hynes, who he says used staffers and politicians to wrongfully prosecute him for Continue Reading »

Three from LI indicted in mortgage scheme, authorities say – Newsday

April 25, 2017

Nine people, including three Long Islanders, were indicted as part of a mortgage fraud ring that fabricated documents for loans and used sham buyers to steal more than a million dollars from lenders, authorities said Continue Reading »


EXCLUSIVE: Lawyer cleared of 1997 voter fraud conviction plans to sue ex-Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes for $25M – Daily News | New York

February 23, 2017

A Brooklyn political gadfly, wielding a long-hidden document as proof, plans a $25 million malicious prosecution suit against ex-prosecutor Charles J. Hynes. John O’Hara filed a notice of claim Thursday against the former district attorney, Continue Reading »

John O¹Hara, right, and his attorney Dennis Kelly speak with reporters Thursday, January 12, 2017 following a ruling by Acting Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Miriam Cyrulnik to vacate O¹Hara¹s 17-year-old illegal voting conviction

Illegal Voting Conviction—Held Out as Example of ‘Double Standard’—Vacated – New York Law Journal

January 12, 2017

A Brooklyn attorney’s nearly 18-year-old illegal voting conviction—one he described as an act of political retribution by former District Attorney Charles Hynes—was thrown out on Thursday. John O’Hara’s conviction was vacated at the state Supreme Continue Reading »

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Queens woman unjustly jailed in Nassau may see $2M settlement – News 12 Long Island

January 10, 2017

QUEENS – A Queens woman who spent seven months in a Nassau jail in 2010 may be getting a $2 million settlement in her civil case against the county and a police detective. Back in Continue Reading »


NYC to Pay Estate $8.25M for Wrongful Conviction – New York Law Journal

September 23, 2016

The estate of a wrongfully convicted man whose case was called “rotten from day one” has settled its claims against New York City for $8.25 million. The city’s settlement in the case of the late Continue Reading »

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Man Exonerated by DNA Test Moves Forward With Civil Suit – New Jersey Law Journal

August 15, 2016

A man who spent the better part of two decades in prison and civilly committed in connection with a sex assault, until an exonerating DNA test was belatedly performed, has cleared hurdles in his civil Continue Reading »


Estate to Receive $4.2M for Wrongful Conviction – New York Law Journal

January 22, 2016

The estate of a wrongfully convicted man has reached a $4.2 million settlement with New York state. William Lopez’s 1990 Brooklyn murder conviction was overturned in 2013 by Eastern District Judge Nicholas Garaufis, who called Continue Reading »

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Death of a Prisoner: Jack Franqui’s Suicide – News 12 Long Island

December 17, 2015

Jack Franqui, of Rocky Point, committed suicide in Jan. 2013 while in the custody of Suffolk police.

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The Seventh Precinct vs. Jack Franqui, Part 2 – Newsday

December 17, 2015

Among Jack Franqui’s last words was a plea: Tell my dad the real story of what happened today. John Burke entered Male Cell #3 at the Suffolk County Police Department’s Seventh Precinct in Shirley on Continue Reading »