TITLE

Wrongfully Convicted Maryland Man Gets Paid Again For State's Mistake

PUB. DATE
January 1999
SOURCE
Jet;01/18/99, Vol. 95 Issue 7, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Profiles Leslie A. Vass of Baltimore, Maryland, who is receiving compensation relating to a wrongful conviction settlement. How the state failed to erase the erroneous robbery conviction from his record, leaving the record open to the general public and employers for 12 years; The armed robbery he was wrongly convicted of; The time he served in jail; Details of the settlement; What he has done with the money.
ACCESSION #
1423630

 

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