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Живой отклик уважаемых френдов на предыдущий пост сподвиг меня поинтересоваться, чем же закончилась история с несправедливо осужденным МЧ. История, на удивление, имела энд настолько хэппи, насколько возможно в данных обстоятельствах.

Поскольку, как я пунктирно обьясняла в комментариях, компенсация незаслуженно осужденному не положена, обвинитель обладает судебным иммунитетом, а судить семью, его посадившую, смысла не имело, МЧ рисковал остаться ни с чем. Один ужасно пробивной лоер взял дело в свои руки и путем нечеловеческих усилий развернул ситуацию так, что стало возможно предьявить иск "городу Нью-Йорку", который фигурировал в оригинальном деле на стороне обвинения. В результате длительных переговоров город согласился выплатить МЧ компенсацию в $5 миллионов (любопытно, сколько из этого получил адвокат).
Вот здесь можно послушать запись и почитать скрипт радиоинтервью с лоером (и там пара реплик МЧ). Лоер там интересно рассказывает про всякие недостатки системы и почему так сложно "прижать" тех, кто в ней недобросовестно работает.

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makay855
Feb. 20th, 2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
and all this was happening in Bronx, NY. oh my.
no wonder the city is having troubles to find volunteers to teach there.
logofilka
Feb. 20th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
Yep. Simultaneously the same attorney was handling four cases of men falsely accused of child-molestation (and convicted) in different childcare facilities in Bronx. I assume, greedy parents cannot resist temptation to initiate a law suit with a prospect to get a huge chunk of money from the city for alleged pain and injuries caused to their children. Sexual abuse are very hard to identify, but it is even harder to prove, so potentially every male teacher is a target.
makay855
Feb. 20th, 2009 05:48 pm (UTC)
I assume, greedy parents cannot resist temptation to initiate a law suit with a prospect to get a huge chunk of money from the city for alleged pain and injuries caused to their children.
well, this is one way to get out of poverty...

i am not very surprised, again, to see that it was not a city social worker who uncovered the scheme by the parents, but rather a private investigator, who was working for an insurance company.

from what i've heard, some schools are knowingly "discriminating against" hiring male teachers in junior grades. it looks like the schools maybe aware of the risks of getting served with a frivolous lawsuit...
o tempora, o mores...
logofilka
Feb. 20th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
The girl in the original Ramos case received huge settlement from the insurance company to be paid in installments until she reaches 30 (I guess). I wonder if the insurance company still has obligation to pay this settlement after the substantive case has been dismissed.
alexeim
Feb. 22nd, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
How about suing to get the settlement money from the girl?
Then, she perjured herself in court (difficult to prosecute due to age though). On a curiouser note, can the child protective services go after her parents for allowing to watch porn at 5 yo?

logofilka
Feb. 22nd, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
I have no idea how exactly the procedure works. You know, the money was issued by the insurance company and might be gone long time ago. I figure the insurance company may file a fraud claim (for "perjury with an intent to obtain insurance benefit") to avoid further payments on the settlement.
As for the second question, it bothers me, too. I think somebody should be held responsible for letting that child to get that twisted. She definitely had been abused or at least neglected prior to the incident. I tried to do a little research on my own, and all I could find was an information that the girl tried the same trick again when she was nine. She tried to accuse a cashier in some convenience store that he lured her into bathroom and raped. And, funny, she described exactly the same scenario she used in Ramos case. However, the complaint has never been filed.
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