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    Government fined $101 million over convictions

    Judge finds FBI withheld evidence of 4 men’s innocence in 1965 murder trial


    BOSTON - In a stinging rebuke of the FBI, a federal judge on Thursday ordered the government to pay a record judgment of nearly $102 million because agents withheld evidence that would have kept four men from spending decades in prison for a mob murder they did not commit.


    Peter Limone, pictured with his wife Olympia leaving
    the federal court in Boston, was released from prison
    in 2001 after three decades after it was learned the
    FBI withheld evidence of their innocence to protect
    an informant.


    Judge Nancy Gertner told a packed courtroom that agents were trying to protect informants when they encouraged a witness to lie, then withheld evidence they knew could prove the four men were not involved in the murder of Edward “Teddy” Deegan, a small-time thug shot in an alley.

    Gertner said Boston FBI agents knew mob hitman Joseph “The Animal” Barboza lied when he named Joseph Salvati, Peter Limone, Henry Tameleo and Louis Greco as Deegan’s killers. She said the FBI considered the four “collateral damage” in its war against the Mafia, the bureau’s top priority in the 1960s.

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    Sometimes the movies get it right. Sometimes the bad guys are on the side of law and order, and the criminals aren't really as bad as they are made out to be.

    Have things really changed since the forties and fifties, or were we just naive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aslan View Post
    Have things really changed since the forties and fifties, or were we just naive?
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    Thats not anything like enough money
    Last edited by Brutus; July 27th, 2007 at 08:13 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zengrifter View Post
    Isn't that the truth!
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    but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.”
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    For missing out ob all the good pasta , sex , booze , gambling and seeing your kids grow up and family grow ! They got off cheap !!!!! But at their age they had better spend it fast . I hope it is not taxable as well cause the feds d eserve nothing of it back !!!!!

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