May 21, 2020

City and State agree to pay $2.4 million to settle wrongful conviction lawsuit

The City of New York has agreed to pay $1.725 million to settle a lawsuit brought by Ricardo Benitez, who was wrongfully convicted and incarcerated for almost 6 years for an armed robbery he did not commit.

The firm also represented Mr. Benitez in a parallel Court of Claims lawsuit against the State of New York which resulted in a settlement of $675,000.