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May 2, 2022

A former Philly teacher sexually assaulted a student, and the district knew he was a predator, lawsuit says

A longtime teacher at Parkway Center City High School assaulted a student over four years at the school, despite warnings that the teacher had abused another student, a recently filed civil suit says.

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January 27, 2022

Wrongfully Convicted Man Sues Philadelphia, Ex-Prosecutors and Police Over ‘Sex for Lies’ Scheme

Willie Stokes, 60—the state’s longest incarcerated exoneree—was released from the Chester State Correctional Institution on Jan. 4 after serving 37 years for the 1980 murder of Leslie Campbell, which he did not commit, said his attorneys Joshua Van Naarden and Julia Ronnebaum of Van Naarden Spizer Chase and Pinto.

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January 6, 2022

A man who served 37 years may be freed after informant said cops provided sex for false testimony

Willie Stokes will be released unless the Philadelphia DA is able to retry him within 120 days. The DA admitted that illegally suppressed evidence “fatally undermines confidence” in his conviction.

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January 5, 2022

Philadelphia man free after 37 years due to ‘sex for lies’ false witness

The trial witness was charged with perjury just days after Willie Stokes was convicted of murder in 1984.

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January 5, 2022

Philadelphia Man Free After 37 Years Due to ‘Sex for Lies’ False Witness

A Philadelphia man was freed from prison Tuesday after 37 years in a case marred by detectives who allegedly offered a witness sex and drugs at police headquarters in 1983 in exchange for false testimony.

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January 4, 2022

Man freed from prison 37 years after witness lied and took police bribe of drugs and sex

A Philadelphia man walked out of prison on Monday, 37 years after he was convicted of murdering a woman, an accusation he has vehemently denied, and after a federal court found prosecutors suppressed evidence of false testimony given by a key witness, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office said.

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January 4, 2022

Willie Stokes, Freed From Life Sentence After 37 Years, Ready to Hug His Mom

Willie Stokes, freed from a life sentence after 27 years, was ready to hug his mom and get a corned beef hoagie Tuesday when he walked out of a state prison.

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January 4, 2022

Philadelphia man free after 37 years due to ‘sex for lies’ false witness

A federal judge vacated a 1984 murder conviction of a Willie Stokes who had been serving a life sentence in a Philadelphia slaying.

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January 4, 2022

Willie Stokes Released From Pennsylvania Prison After Federal Court Throws Out 1984 Murder Conviction

A Pennsylvania man is free after a federal court threw out his 1984 murder conviction. Willie Stokes walked out of the state correctional institution in Chester, Delaware County Tuesday afternoon.”

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October 7, 2021

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The attorneys of VSCP LAW discuss the firm’s background and practice of catastrophic injury work

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September 15, 2021

The parents of the man gunned down after leaving a Philly jail have sued the city and prison administrators

The city jails changed their release policy after the March killing of Rodney Hargrove. His parents claim negligence and indifference contributed to his death.

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September 15, 2021

Family files lawsuit after man killed outside Philadelphia prison 1 hour after release

Relatives of 20-year-old Rodney Hargrove Jr. want answers about how and why their son was murdered.

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December 29, 2020

Donald Outlaw, cleared of murder, is Philadelphia’s 17th exoneree in 3 years

If it wasn’t for the fact that he was so adamant, and pushed so hard for his innocence, then…

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May 17, 2021

Man who spent years in prison sues over withheld evidence

PHILADELPHIA — Donald Outlaw had already spent 15 years in prison for murder when he found…

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February 19, 2021

Wind Creek casino offered free dinner to victim of ‘horrific’ kidnapping, suit says

An elderly Lehigh Valley woman attacked at Wind Creek Bethlehem casino and then kidnapped was…

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March 17, 2021

Pa. man who spent years in prison sues over withheld evidence

PHILADELPHIA — Donald Outlaw had already spent 15 years in prison for murder when he found…

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February 22, 2021

84-year-old woman who was attacked, abducted at Wind Creek is suing casino for negligence

The woman who was assaulted and kidnapped during a 2019 robbery at the Wind Creek…

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February 11, 2021

Pa. Supreme Court Set to Eye Admissibility of Hospital’s Knowledge of Patient’s Sex Offender Status

The justices will have a chance to review the Pennsylvania Superior Court’s determination that the…

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May 12, 2021

Shooting victim sues owner of Wilkes-Barre club

The man severely njured in a triple shooting outside a Wilkes Barre club earlier this year…

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May 14, 2021

Man injured in shooting sues bar, alleged shooter

WILKES-BARRE — The only survivor of three men who were shot outside Bo’s on Main in…

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