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KRMFL files civil rights suit for John Miller, innocent man who spent 22 years in prison for a crime he did not commit

As reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer, a new civil rights complaint filed in federal court today alleges that a group of Philadelphia Police Department detectives caused the wrongful prosecution and conviction of John Miller for a murder that he did not commit. As a result, Mr. Miller spent more than 22 years in prison. Remarkably, the only […]

King’s Bench Petition Filed amid COVID-19 Concerns in Pennsylvania County Jails

KRMFL, alongside Arnold & Porter and the ACLU of Pennsylvania, filed today on behalf of the Pennsylvania Prison Society and five detained individuals an emergency request to the state Supreme Court to exercise its “King’s Bench” power in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 among people in county jails. The request asks the Supreme […]

Inmate Death at Montgomery County Correctional Facility Leads to Deliberate Indifference Lawsuit

As reported in local media, KRMFL has initiated a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Nakila Viney, whose husband, Eric Viney, died after he suffered a serious illness while detained at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. As alleged in the suit, medical providers in the prison were aware of Mr. Viney’s serious medical condition, […]

KRMF Sues FBI Agent Over Malicious Prosecution of Temple Physics Professor

KRMF filed a complaint yesterday alleging that an FBI agent engaged in malicious prosecution and fabrication of evidence in his investigation of Professor Xiaoxing Xi of Temple University. At daybreak on May 21, 2015, the complaint alleges, FBI agents stormed Professor Xi’s house, held his family at gunpoint, and arrested Professor Xi. Professor Xi was subjected […]

Full acquittal for KRMF client in federal bribery and extortion trial

As widely reported in Philadelphia media, after a seven-day trial, a federal jury returned a verdict acquitting ex-L&I Deputy Commissioner Dominic Verdi of all charges against him. Mr. Verdi had been the subject of a six-year investigation and prosecution by federal authorities who accused him of accepting bribes from and extorting various owners of bars, […]

Federal Court grants sentencing entrapment argument, imposes sentence below statutory mandatory minimum

In June 2016, United States District Judge Gerald A. McHugh found that imposing the statutorily required mandatory minimum sentence on a defendant who was convicted in a stash house sting case would violate his constitutional right to Due Process of Law. The defendant had been convicted after a jury trial of conspiracy, Hobbs Act robbery, […]