Frederick Weichel wins $33 million wrongful conviction verdict in Massachusetts, one of the highest in US history

Frederick Weichel was framed by Braintree and Boston, Massachusetts police for crimes he didn’t commit. Frederick wrongly served 36 years in prison before being exonerated.

Read more about Frederick’s verdict in The Boston Globe: “Jury awards man $33 million over wrongful conviction after trial where ‘Whitey’ Bulger loomed large”

On October 18, 2022, a Massachusetts jury awarded $33 million to Frederick Weichel after he spent 36 wrongfully incarcerated following a police cover-up of exculpatory evidence by Braintree and Boston, MA police. The case is Frederick Weichel v. the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Case #C.A. No. 1884CV02078-A. A copy of the state compensation case complaint can be found here.

Frederick Weichel and his attorneys, Mark Reyes and Quinn Rallins of Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law and Howard Friedman of the Law Offices of Howard Friedman, P.C.  Loevy & Loevy is one of the nation’s largest civil rights law firms, and over the past decade has won more multi-million dollar jury verdicts than any other civil rights law firm in the country

 

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