“It would therefore be tantamount to malpractice, in my opinion, to expose a client to lawsuits and perjury if you do not obtain a comfort level from the State as to who exactly they are looking at for prosecution. This is a very difficult conversation for an attorney to have with an honest Detective, but until we get back to prosecuting the real criminals, it is a conversation that must be had."Read More
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When the chips are down, the wrongful conviction industry can always rely on Andy Grimm and the Sun-Times.
This time the Sun-Times reporter goes to bat for a consortium of wrongful conviction law firms/schools that have worked hard to get two convicted killers declared “wrongfully convicted” and out of prison, even as the prosecutors who released them said they believed the men were guilty.Read More
But in doing so, prosecutors like Sussman may be walking into a legal land mine of their own. Sussman may be ignoring seminal evidence against Guevara’s accusers as he allows the claims against Guevara to proceed. By law, prosecutors must reveal evidence that may be exculpatory against any defendant, called the Brady Rule:Read More
But Sussman’s failings go much deeper. In the Solache and DeLeon-Reyes case, as well as other cases, Sussman is overseeing a prosecutor’s office that has reversed the previous administration’s stance of supporting Guevara from attacks by law firms making allegations of coerced false confessions.Read More