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Monday

Change, A thought, Do you still consider yourself a victim of your past?


Change

What are you going to do different today that will bring you closer to dreams you have? I find this is a very good question to start the day with. You have probably heard the popular definition of insanity which is expecting something to change when you keep doing the same thing over and over again.

I don’t think we consciously do things over and over again. I think we fall into a pattern and some might say comfort zone. In that state there is a certain satisfaction from feeling there will be few surprises. Most of us can easily be in routine and stay there unless we ask ourselves the question what can I do different today that will bring me closer to my dreams?

As soon as we begin to ask ourselves the question particularly in relation to the big dreams we are in the process of manifesting, often our past, our conditioning, others around us begin to present all the excuses: you are too old, you are too young, you don’t have the money, you are not talented enough, there is not enough time to do that, and so forth. Wayne Dyer has written an entire book on excuses and titled it Excuses Begone. I love that book as it raises my awareness on all the excuses I have accumulated in my life.

Start today with the question. Then decide what you are going to do differently today that you feel will bring you closer to your dreams. If you are not sure, go to the silent space and ask for the answers. Then be alert for the answers to be delivered. They don’t always just pop up in your conscious mind and they may not be delivered in an email , on Facebook or in a Tweet. Be alert. When you ask the questions, God always answers.

Sending you an Unconditional Love Hug

Saturday

http://ping.fm/zdWXq Wal Mart Semi Truck tips over in Utah and UDOT State Employees Transfer Cases of SAMS SODA for Wal Mart Corp EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS by Robert Paisola. If you ever wondered what kind of power The Wal Mart Corporation had in the USA..., this says it all... Be sure to get that last case of Sams Cola before you move our semi please.... Robert Paisola Reports Live from Salt Lake City Utah

Wednesday

Jason Chaffetz Town Hall Meeting Gets a Little Surprise, Posted by Robert Paisola http://bit.ly/uDUL1
Check this video out -- The Power Within You by Robert Paisola , Presented by Western Capital Mu. http://bit.ly/2kOsIs
Check this video out -- The American Meltdown, A Story Posted by Robert Paisola http://bit.ly/3aAjVT

Thursday

Robert Paisola provides a full legal update on The Harry Blausey Newark Ohio Real Estate Investor Case, Live from Las Vegas NV http://ping.fm/INYgw

The Harry Blausey Newark Ohio Real Estate Case, The FBI Gets Involved- A Live Update from Las Vegas, Nevada


For Immediate Release
Las Vegas, Nevada
August 20, 2009
For The Western Capital Multimedia Network
By Robert Paisola
1-877-517-9555


The Harry Blausey Newark Ohio Real Estate Case, The FBI Gets Involved- A Live Update from Las Vegas, Nevada


The investigation of the Harry Blausey Real Estate Investment Case, where a Realtor by the name of Harry Blausey of Newark, Ohio was wrongfully imprisoned, has taken us all over the nation, as we have sought to prove that Blausey is innocent and to have him exonerated for his alleged convictions of "Illegal Writings" that is now forcing this man to spend time in an Ohio Prison for following the teachings of some of the world’s greatest real estate investors.

While in Las Vegas Nevada, we had the opportunity to sit down one on one of the former senior fraud examiners, who happened to be in town, with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The results of this story are nothing short of amazing.

We walked this seasoned fraud investigator through 2 complete transactions that Harry Blausey was convicted of in Newark, Ohio. Paperwork in hand, The investigator was truly amazed, as he read the interview reports that were prepared by the Ohio Detectives and listened to the raw audio tape of the interviews that were conducted by the prosecution. We showed him copies of the Front Page Stories that were run by The Newark Advocate, a Gannet Publication in Newark, Ohio, and Authored by Russ Zimmer of the Gannet Corporation... He was amazed.

Because we are currently working with Federal Law Enforcement to see if there is enough evidence of Prosecutorial and Attorney Misconduct to charge the conspirators, we will defer the names of these individuals until the official Civil Rights Action is filed against the State of Ohio, its agents and employees.

We were told by two separate sources that “ Illegal Conduct is not a protected act under the law, even if you are a public official, investigator or Prosecutor…. You are not immune from Federal Prosecution for acts that are clearly demonstrated as acts of conspiracy and contain a criminal element” and that is just what the FBI Investigates.

How did we meet this man? Because we were noticed for our International Affect that we are having on the Billion Dollar Goldman Sachs Investigation, Consolidated Resorts and Tahiti Village Bankruptcy Fraud Cases.

This is the protection that Americans receive to ensure that local jurisdictions such as Licking County, Ohio do not create their “own form of justice” We knew we were one step closer to success!

"I cannot believe that any competent attorney would allow this evidence to be presented to a jury" he said. "The laws are clear, that in order to convict an American Citizen of Fraud, it must be proven BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT that the Defendant Harry Blausey was committing crimes in a PRE- MEDITATED fashion. “That is not what I see here.

"In my opinion, Mr. Blausey has many tort claims against the State of Ohio, and every day that he is held, The State of Ohio will be required under Federal Law to pay up to $20,000 per day that he is incarcerated."

Blausey has been incarcerated since last year by the State of Ohio.
And then we played the magic bullet tape… heard the yet unreleased commentary of the Licking County Prosecutor, Kenneth Oswalt, who stated on live audio tape "It is not what Blausey did or said, it is what he DID NOT say"


He gasped.

With a copy of this audio file in his hand, he shook his head and referred our investigators to his colleagues and friends in Washington DC, including retired associates who now deal with this type of prosecution day in and day out AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT. Next stop, Washington DC, where we are going to pursue justice for this man, Harry Blausey, the wrongfully accused and imprisoned man.

"This case will have a large nationwide impact on the Local Criminal Justice Systems across America, including Newark, Ohio, and that does not begin to explain the money that was stolen by Blausey's Attorney Mark Serrot, who walked away with over $100,000.00 in fees and $10,000.00 that was paid and BILLED FOR ( we have all of the billing records) that was supposedly used for "private investigative work" that was never done, except by the attorneys!... because there was no investigator ever hired. How can one be tried on 3 inches of data presented by the State of Ohio, with no counter defense?

What do you have to say to the American People that are reading this in complete disbelief, I Asked?

Let me get back to you on this Mr. Paisola.

Monday

Robert Paisola Working in Las Vegas Nevada with ABC News Interviewing victims of the Consolidated Resorts Tahiti Villiage Artie Spector Bankruptcy Scam www.ConsolidatedResorts.info

Wednesday

Operation Truth or Consequences- From The Bankruptcy Court to Criminal Court. Consolidated Resorts Exposed , Robert Paisola Reports Live


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WESTERN CAPITAL MULTIMEDIA
July 12, 2009
Live from Las Vegas, Nevada by Robert Paisola

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Operation Truth or Consequences- From The Bankruptcy Court to Criminal Court. Consolidated Resorts Attempts to use the Federal Bankruptcy Laws to move money, harm over 7000 innocent Americans and unjustly enrich its CEO Arthur Spector, Todd Spector and Attorney Randy Richards.

LAS VEGAS NEVADA – Today the American Public has spoken.

On July 7, 2009 Consolidated Resorts and its affiliated companies made the serious mistake of filing Case 09-22031 in The United States District Court for The District of Nevada.

At that exact moment, This Company whom we at Western Capital (WesternCapitalCredit.com) have been following for over 2 years, finally laid out their cards. They put into writing what they believed would protect them from over 7000 innocent American Victims and over 250 Employees who were merely thrown away as a part of a large scheme to defraud the American Public. The story is long, but is being told on our International Websites including www.ConsolidatedResorts.Info and www.TimeShareChronicles.com

This billion dollar fraud involves Goldman Sachs in New York, Arthur Spector of Las Vegas Nevada, Todd Spector of Las Vegas Nevada and Attorney Randy Richards among many others to be named who have acted in a conspiracy to defraud.
Knowing that my Company Western Capital and My Foundation, The Robert Paisola Foundation were watching their every move, this company was so brazen as to look at the American Public and simply say “Go to Hell”

The only time that the company would stop its actions was when confronted with forensic data that was prepared by our offices and many volunteers, including members of the media, members of law enforcement and employees from within this corrupt organization, that absolutely proved that there was a conspiracy to defraud, by selling land that the company did not even own, nor were there any intentions to build property on this useless land as we will describe herein. America was conned by Arthur Spector and his greedy Associates.

The MO of the company was to simply pay “hush money” to those who got too close. We are in possession of many of the “settlement agreements” and copies of checks paid to the people who “Got too close” and we will be publishing them on our national website www.ConsolidatedResorts.com and the Time Share Chronicles located at www. TimeShareChronicles.com as well as my personal website at www.ROBERTPAISOLA.com and www.MyCollector.com

This is the factual basis for these statements as presented by a Victim of this scam that was previously released, but is now only the tip of the iceberg:
Consumer Alert / Warning Story – Consolidated Resorts Inc Affiliated with Goldman Sachs Group in Las Vegas, Scams people by Misrepresentation, Breach of contract and Deed Fraud.

"Good Afternoon,
I am part of a group of 51 owners that has formed the Consolidated Resorts Class Action Committee that has come together to take action against Consolidated Resorts Inc because we have been ripped off by this company. We have extensive documentation to prove that Consolidated Resorts misrepresent their property at the time of sale, breach the contract signed by owners by renting out our properties and committed deed fraud by issuing deeds for empty lots. We have tried to work with this company; we have filed complaints to the Better Business Bureau, the Federal Trade Commission and have even hired individual lawyers. We are now presenting our story to you and other Media Organizations for your consideration. So that you can provide a community service and help prevent this from happening to more people.
One thought to keep in mind as you read the information below and consider our request to do a story. The 51 owners that are part of this group are spread over the whole country from different walks of life and we bought our units all at different times but yet we all share a common story. For example we have people from Colorado, Texas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, California, North Carolina, Hawaii, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee and Oklahoma to just name a few.
Consolidated Resorts Inc is a Vacation club / Timeshare Company that was founded in 1982 by Arthur Spector in the Hawaiian Islands. June 2007 Goldman Sachs Group Inc’s Whitehall real estate fund said it made a "substantial" investment in Consolidated Resorts. The company and the property ‘Tahiti Village’ is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. "We expect to combine this platform with our extensive resources in Whitehall to continue to grow this business into what we believe will be a world leader in the vacation ownership industry," said Stuart Rothenberg, the Goldman managing director who heads the firm's principal real estate investing unit, in the statement. The company advertises “Vacation ownership done right!” This has been far from the truth for me and the other owners that I have been in contact with. Consolidated Resorts lures its victims to Las Vegas with phony FREE MINI VACATIONS or telling people that they had won a vacation at famous Las Vegas. Once people get there as part of their price or vacation they have to attend a Timeshare presentation, which we were told would be 2 hour. The reality is it is a hardcore sells pitch for 2 to 4 hours if you decide not to buy and a 6 to 9 hour experience if you believe in their lies and buy. I bought based on the information that was presented, which has turned into major lies. Over the last 2 years of ownership, I have never been able to use this property and it has been one problem after another.
To try and keep this email at a reasonable length but present the facts, I am going to outline the issues below.

Consolidated Resorts Inc misrepresented sales presentation by your agent and mangers pursuant to NRS 119A.130 at time of sale using Unfair or Illegal Business Practices. This can be supported by all of the owners associated with this action.

--Deeded timeshare property can be refinanced as any other home or property. This was a total lie. I have contacted several lending companies and none would finance it. This was an important item because of the interest rate that we were being charged, 16%.

--Time share could be rented out. This may be true but if you cannot reserve a week per the contract, how would you rent it out? After 2 years of ownership I have not been able to use it once or lock in a single week.

--Split weeks into 3 or 4 day segments. The sells presentation states that this could be done but when we called and requested it Consolidated said NO.

--Split Time share into 2 units and use separately. One of the main reasons to purchase the larger unit was because it had a lock out and we were told that we could split it into 2 units and use it 2 weeks a year. When I requested this, I was told that this could not be done.

--Phase 2 owners could use Phase 1 with no problems. This was not true. When I contacted them they told me we would have to pay the maintenance fees and an additional fee to use phase 1. We paid the fees only to be told that nothing was available. So now we have been paying maintains fees for 2 years for a phase 1 that we cannot use and phase 2 that is not even built yet.

-- Free trips. As part of the package were given six free trips. After receiving all the information a couple months later we learned that there was major restricts and we could not book more than 30 days in advance before your trip to let you know if it is available.' HOW CAN YOU PLAN A TRIP THAT WAY?? Plus you had to use their travel company for all additional items. If we wanted to book additional people, our 2 children the cost of the vacation would go to more than I could book the same vacation for all 4 would be through a different agency. I was told that adding the kids would be minimal. Another example is they would give us free accommodations but we would have to book airfare through their agents, the airfare was double what other travel company wanted.

--Phase 2 completion date. The contract clearly states that it should be completed in September 2007. I have just received noticed that the Grand opening is in August 2008.

Consolidated Resorts has breached the contract no Rental Policy stated in its “Tahiti Village Plan Purchases Acknowledgment of Representations [1/104] [2].”
As Stated By Consolidated Resorts, Inc in broad terms:

“Neither the Seller, the Sales Agent, nor the Manger [Plan Manger] has any form of rental or resale program….”

It has been made abundantly clear publicly in Consolidated Resorts written agreements that Consolidated Resorts in broad terms, does not have any [ Internet, etc] rental programs.

Consolidated Resorts Inc misrepresented Sales Speech by your assigned agent and mangers pursuant to NRS 119A.130, stating on many occasions that Consolidated Resorts Inc is not in the business of renting rooms to time share owners and Furthermore continuing the same broad, misrepresented sales statement or act within your written agreement providing that your company is Neither in the business of renting its Time Share Accommodations or will provide any form of rental program, pursuant to NRS 150, 152, etc, outside of the ability by individual time share owners themselves. The renting of the owners time share makes the units unavailable to the owners.

Genuine Facts:

n Fact 1 This “No Rental Policy Program” is shown to apply to all Consolidated entities throughout your documents and well understood, over the years, by all persons attending your introduction seminars and by new owners.

n Fact 2 The two Resorts Rental Internet Practice discovered on the Internet web sites are, so far, Expedia and Hotel. Com. This is a Genuine Fact.

n Fact 3 A combinations of past and present accounting and tax records from all parties involved will show Consolidated Resorts Inc has a practicing financial renting relationship and/or business partnership with the above well known rental or for hire Internet Companies. Factual.

n Fact 4 Credit card receipts for guest accommodations within the past five years will verify non-time share holders from its legal Consolidated time share holders. Factual

n Fact 5 The fact that non-time share holder who have rented have interrupted the time share availability at Consolidated Resorts for time share holders usage. Factual

Consolidated Resorts Inc has issued false deeds. For example: my contract with Consolidated clearly states that we purchased into Phase 2 Parcel number 177-04-401-010. This is also recorded at Clark County NV Recorder website. Instrument ID: 20060504-01804 and 20060504-01803. Three parcel numbers that were issued to us. The first number 177-04-401-010 is the main property identifier. The second and third, 177-04-401-013 and 177-04-401-027 identifies the units in the first property. If you look up that parcel on the Clark county Assessor’s page you will find that parcel number 177-04-401-010 is NOT part of the Phase 2 construction. According to the Clark County Assessor’s page Phase 2 is 17704414000.

We have tried to out line the issue briefly and still present all the fact. We will supply statements from other owners to support the misrepresentations, information from Nevada Clark County Assessors offices to support the deed fraud and information showing that Consolidated Resorts is renting out timeshare properties on Expedia. We can also supply letters from Randy Richards, Consolidated Resorts Attorney denying all claims of wrong doing to our lawyers, other owner’s lawyers and to the Better Business Bureau. Mr. Randy Richards has said on recorded conversations and in writing that the victims have a contract and that they must pay; service or no service even if the contract is based on fraud.

Finally We will supply a statement from an owner that made the same claims that we are and a letter from Consolidated Resorts, Randy Richards terminating his contract. All of this information will be updated at www.TimeShareChronicles.com
For Constant updates on this case please visit www.Consolidated Resorts.info
Look for more information on our new Facebook Group - Consolidated Resorts Class Action Committee. And www.Facebook.com/RobertPaisola as well as www.Twitter.com/RobertPaisola www.Twitter.com/WorldNewsZone and www.RobertPaisola.com

Because of the wanton dishonest of companies such as Consolidated Resorts, United States Attorneys have created a program called OPERATION TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, which has resulted in the filing of criminal charges against 78 individuals in 69 separate prosecutions in 36 judicial districts on a variety of federal bankruptcy fraud and related counts, including 18 cases that were charged by then, Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty

That announcement 2 years ago was the culmination of “Operation Truth or Consequences,” a nationwide sweep that demonstrates the breadth of enforcement actions taken by the Department of Justice to combat bankruptcy fraud and protect the integrity of the bankruptcy system.

Also announced was the creation of a new Internet hotline for reporting suspected bankruptcy fraud to the U.S. Trustee Program, the Department of Justice component that promotes and protects the integrity of the bankruptcy system. Members of the public can now report suspected bankruptcy fraud via email to USTP.Bankruptcy.Fraud@usdoj.gov.

“Today we send a clear message to those who abuse, for their own criminal financial gain, the bankruptcy system’s promise of a fresh start to honest Americans.” said Deputy Attorney General McNulty. “A bankruptcy filing is often the last step of a series of criminal acts, including mortgage fraud, bank fraud, mail fraud, money laundering, and government program fraud. Bankruptcy fraud is often the tip of the criminal iceberg, and that makes these prosecutions so important.”

Collectively, the Operation Truth or Consequences bankruptcy fraud sweep includes charges filed against nine attorneys, two bankruptcy petition preparers, and one former law enforcement officer; alleged concealment of more than $3 million in assets; use of false Social Security numbers and false identities; submission of forged documents and use of false statements; defrauding of individuals whose homes were in foreclosure; fraudulent receipt of government loans and benefits; and various other unlawful acts.

“Bankruptcy fraud must not be tolerated, if our bankruptcy system is to serve its purpose of helping the honest debtor in need of financial relief,” said Clifford White, Acting Director of the Executive Office of U.S. Trustees. “Operation Truth or Consequences highlights the commitment of the Department of Justice and our law enforcement partners to vigorously investigate and prosecute bankruptcy fraud wherever it occurs.”

"Today's operation is a comprehensive, nationwide sweep that highlights the scope of bankruptcy fraud and the negative impact on the economy," said Chip Burrus, FBI Assistant Director for the Criminal Investigative Division. "Through our collaborative efforts with law enforcement, the FBI remains dedicated to pursuing those individuals who attempt to use our Nation's bankruptcy system to further their criminal intents."

Operation Truth or Consequences is a joint criminal enforcement effort by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, U.S. Trustee Program, FBI, Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General, Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation, and U.S. Secret Service.

The charges contained in an indictment, information or criminal complaint are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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Robert Paisola is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Western Capital Group of Companies; including Western Capital Multimedia, The Robert Paisola Foundation and many other worldwide organizations.

Media Contact Dr. Christian Todd
801-619-4700
Direct to Mr. Robert Paisola 801-671-7843 in Las Vegas Nevada

Sunday

Judges Order California to Cut Prison Population by 27%, Robert Paisola Reports



A three-judge panel, handling a series of class-action lawsuits that have dragged on for 15 years, took its strongest action yet yesterday in ordering the California Department of Corrections to reduce the prison population by 40,000 inmates (27 percent) in two years. The judges ruled that overcrowding in the system is so severe it is a violation of prisoners' constitutional rights, and causes one at least unnecessary death per week.

“In these overcrowded conditions, inmate-on-inmate violence is almost impossible to prevent, infectious diseases spread more easily, and lockdowns are sometimes the only means by which to maintain control,” the panel wrote. “In short, California’s prisons are bursting at the seams and are impossible to manage.”

The state said it would appeal, because the ordered changes will cost the state money it doesn't have. But columnist Dan Walters coined a new phrase in the Sacramento Bee (new to me at least), that applies well to the situation.

There's an old saying in police and prosecutorial circles: Don't do the crime unless you want to do the time. A political corollary should be: Don't crack down on crime unless you're willing to spend the dime.

Here's the NYTimes on how the judges recommend the reduction can happen without the release of prisoners:

The judges left it to state officials to come up with a specific plan within 45 days, saying there was “no need for the state to release presently incarcerated inmates indiscriminately in order to comply with our order.” They recommended remedies including imprisoning fewer nonviolent criminals and reducing the number of technical parole violators.

The order is the largest state prison reduction ever imposed by a federal court over the objection of state officials, legal experts said.

An aside: The photo above came from the California Department of Corrections website, which has a page dedicated to overcrowding photos. At least the DOC admits the problem, right? Hopefully they won't need this page in a couple of years.

Saturday

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Friday

http://ping.fm/5QMDF The Innocent Man, Earnest Sonnier Freed from Prison because of DNA Evidence, Robert Paisola Reports

Ernest Sonnier Freed After 23 Years, Direct from The Innocence Project NewsDesk, Robert Paisola Reports






Today is the first day of Ernest Sonnier’s new life.

The 46-year-old Houston man walked out of a courthouse today free for the first time since 1986. Sonnier was wrongfully convicted of a rape he didn’t commit based on a shaky eyewitness identification and shoddy forensic science. DNA testing obtained by the Innocence Project on his behalf now proves his innocence and implicates two other men as the perpetrators of the crime. A Texas judge freed Sonnier on bond today while proceedings to fully exonerate him move forward.

He was joined in court this morning by his family, along with Innocence Project Staff Attorney Alba Morales, Social Worker Angela Amel and several other Innocence Project clients exonerated with DNA testing in Texas in recent years. Sonnier will live with his mother, Altha Davis, while adjusting to freedom and continuing his fight to fully clear his name. Davis told reporters she knew Sonnier was innocent because he was with her on Christmas Eve 1985, the night of the crime, and she never gave up hope that her son would come home. “It’s been long for me, so long,” she said. “I’m happy and so sad at the same time.”

Read more about Sonnier’s case here, and send him a personal message welcoming him home after 23 long years of wrongful incarceration.

Sonnier’s case is the latest in a string of wrongful convictions caused in part by faulty forensic testing at the Houston Police Department Crime Lab. Although blood-type testing on important crime scene evidence conducted before trial didn’t match Sonnier’s type — and even suggested that he may be innocent — an analysts testified at his trial that he could still be the perpetrator, based on a conclusion not supported by the analyst’s own report.

Houston has been an epicenter of forensic problems but faulty forensic testing is a national problem and must be addressed in order to prevent more wrongful convictions. Earlier this year, the National Academies of Sciences called for the creation of a National Institute of Forensic Science to provide research, support and oversight in forensic disciplines to prevent wrongful convictions and help law enforcement identify the perpetrators of crime.

You can help prevent future wrongful convictions today — sign a petition urging Congress to implement forensic reform.

We will post updates on the Innocence Blog in the weeks ahead as Sonnier’s continues his quest to fully clear his name.

The Innocence Project — Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
100 Fifth Ave. 3rd Floor - New York, NY 10011
www.innocenceproject.org

We at the Robert Paisola Foundation Salute Innocence Project Staff Attorney Alba Morales, Social Worker Angela Amel for their tireless dedication to the pursuit of justice for the innocent who are accused. THIS IS WHAT The Innocence Project in association with Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has created.

America Thanks You, My Foundation Thanks You, I Thank You, Your Results speak for themselves... Thanks Barry and Peter and your entire team!

To Your Success,

Robert Paisola
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From The Innocence Project News Link at www.InnocenceProject.org

Man who spent 23 years in jail released on bond after DNA testing

Ernest Sonnier's mom said she always knew he was innocent
10:43 PM CDT on Friday, August 7, 2009
By Jeremy Desel & Alex Sanz / 11 News

HOUSTON—Ernest Sonnier, a Houston man who spent 23 years in prison for a kidnapping he says he didn’t commit, was released on bond Friday afternoon. Prosecutors didn’t oppose his release because DNA testing has raised issues about his guilt.

Sonnier walked out of the courthouse around 2 p.m., flanked by his family.

“I feel good. I’m glad I’m home,” Sonnier said. “It’s been hard for me, you know.”

Attorneys with the Innocence Project say they can prove two other men committed the crime that put Sonnier behind bars.

11 News Video
Mom: I always knew my son was innocent
August 6, 2009

“Welcome home, Ernest. It’s been 23 years for him. His family has waited a very long time for this moment,” Alba Morales, the Innocence Project attorney representing Sonnier, said in a brief press conference outside the courthouse.

“I appreciate everything that they’ve done for me. I can’t say the words, how happy I am for them helping me, you know, because they really didn’t have to step up and help me like they did,” Sonnier said.

Sonnier said he always told people he met in prison that he was innocent, and that his family never doubted him.

“I said it over and over. I was innocent. And my mom said I was innocent. She knew I was innocent. My dad knew I was innocent. All I did is kept fighting. Just kept fighting,” Sonnier said.

When asked if he was angry about losing 23 years of freedom, Sonnier said he’s put that behind him.

“I used to be mad, but the past is the past,” he said.

Sonnier has been fitted with an ankle monitor and is forbidden to leave Harris County while the investigation into his case continues.

“His case was one where faulty forensics by the Houston Police Department criminal laboratory as well as a bad eyewitness ID, a wrongful, mistaken eyewitness identification put him away. He lost 23 years of his life. His nieces and nephews have grown up without him. Twenty-three years are gone, and today he can start to reclaim those years,” Morales said.

The courthouse was packed with Sonnier’s friends and family members as he appeared before the judge Friday morning.

After the hearing was over, they gathered in the hallway for a prayer.

Sonnier’s mother, Altha Davis, said the news was bittersweet since her son has lost more than two decades of his life.

“It hasn’t been easy,” Davis said. “When you’re constantly worrying about him being locked up in there, and knowing that he was innocent. It was really hard to know that he had to be up in there that long before this day would come.”

“I can’t say the words how happy I am for them helping me, you know, ‘cause they didn’t really have to step up and help me like they did,” said Sonnier.

His family plans to have a celebratory dinner in Sonnier’s honor Friday night.

“I’m very, very tired, but I’m very, very happy, too. Very happy to have my son home,” she said.

Davis said goodbye to her 23-year-old son on July 3, 1986, when he was sentenced to life in prison. He was convicted of kidnapping a woman from an Alief service station on Christmas Eve of 1985. The victim was repeatedly raped by two men on a drive to San Antonio. She later escaped. No one else was ever charged in the case.

Davis said she knew all along that her son was innocent.

“I prayed constantly. Never gave up,” Davis said.

It may seem like 23 years of unanswered prayers for Sonnier’s family have finally come true, but then again, maybe they were just different answers.

“I’m especially grateful that the evidence remained in Ernest’s case because it was from 1986. The fact that evidence even existed to be tested is pretty miraculous,” said Morales.

For his family, the evidence they needed was there all along.

“I knew Ernest had not done that crime because Ernest was at home. It was Christmas Eve. How could you forget Christmas Eve? Everybody remembers Christmas Eve. They just insisted that he was guilty,” said Davis.

Sonnier’s conviction was largely based on blood-typing evidence known as serology that was, according to the Innocence Project, badly mishandled.

“The serology alone should have raised serious questions about this case before it ever got to the trial stage,” Morales said.

In fact, the evidence should have excluded Sonnier as a suspect. However, at the time an eyewitness photo lineup also pointed to Sonnier.

Now, DNA retesting has proven Sonnier could not have committed the crime, according to his attorneys. They say it has also identified two other men believed to be responsible for raping the victim. Their DNA was found in CODIS, the national criminal offender database.

Both men are now out on the streets. The district attorney's office says there will be no attempt to prosecute them because the statute of limitations has run out.

Current Harris County District Attorney Pat Lycos inherited the ongoing trouble with convictions based on poorly tested evidence and questionable testimony from analysts at the Houston Police Crime Lab and is working on double checking DNA evidence.

“If someone is wrongfully convicted that is a twin tragedy because the guilty person is still out on the street,” said Lycos.

That’s why Lycos has set up the Post Conviction Review Unit in her office to independently review cases.

“We are going to be looking into everyone and every case that we can subject to DNA testing. We will do that because that is our mandate,” said Baldwin Chin, who is heading up the new unit.

Lycos says Sonnier’s case has ramifications far beyond a wrongful conviction. The case is not only about past mistakes, but Lycos says it shines a light on future needs, such as an independent crime lab.

“There will be other cases, but I want you to understand that there are 3,800 rape kits in the HPD property room. They need to be retested. Every last one of them. They need to be retested,” Lycos said.

“It was there. The evidence was on the table. I wasn’t the guy. And they failed to show justice,” said Sonnier. “There’s plenty more, you know, left in there that’s innocent. There’s plenty more. You know? I want to be an example for them.”

Sonnier's release comes just a couple of months after Governor Perry signed legislation increasing compensation for people who are wrongfully convicted.

The bill increased the payments from $50,000 for every year in confinement to $80,000 for each year.

It also provides $25,000 for each year a person spends on parole as a registered sex offender.

Exonerees also get 120 hours of paid tuition at a public college.

Sonnier's lawyer says he can't file for compensation until he's fully exonerated and that could take months.


Attorney: DNA clears Houston man who spent 23 years in prison

05:46 PM CDT on Thursday, August 6, 2009
By Michelle Homer / 11 News

HOUSTON -- A Houston man sent to prison for a 1985 kidnapping has been cleared by DNA, according to The Innocence Project.

TDCJ

Earnest Sonnier was 23 when he was sent to prison in 1986.

Ernest Sonnier was 23 when he was sentenced to life in prison in 1986.

The victim was abducted from a gas station by two men on Christmas Eve. They took turns raping her on the drive to San Antonio. The woman later escaped.

At a hearing Friday, Sonnier's attorneys will ask a judge to release him on bond. The Harris County District Attorney's Office told 11 News they will not oppose the bond request.

“We fully expect Ernest Sonnier to be home with his family on Friday night for the first time in more than 23 years,” said Alba Morales, the Innocence Project attorney handling the case. “This is a complicated case, but the bottom line is simple: Ernest Sonnier is innocent, and his long nightmare is coming to an end."

Morales said they have conducted nine rounds of DNA testing on multiple pieces of evidence for the last 18 months.

"Not a shred of evidence ties Ernest to this crime, but DNA testing has identified the two apparent perpetrators," Morales said in a written statement.

Those two suspects are convicted felons and one is awaiting trial on another rape case.

The Innocence Project said faulty testimony from a Houston Police Department Crime Lab analyst led to his conviction.

Part of the reinvestigation included a review of the eyewitness identification by the victim. She did not get a close look at the perpetrators because the light in the car was never on, and her head was down most of the time. Six months after the crime, she selected Sonnier in a photo array, but she admitted at trial that he looked less like the perpetrator in person than he did in the photo.

Sonnier’s attorney at the time did not challenge the forensic testimony and did not call a single witness in Sonnier’s defense.

Sonnier’s is the latest in a string of cases where DNA testing has proven inmates' innocence after wrongful convictions involving faulty forensics at the HPD Crime Lab.

Last year, Innocence Project client Ronnie Taylor was exonerated through DNA testing after serving more than 13 years in prison for a rape he didn’t commit. In Taylor’s case, a forensic analyst claimed to have conducted testing for the presence of semen on evidence from the crime scene and found none. Years later, DNA testing on the exact same spot proved Taylor’s innocence – and proved that the testing had either never been done or had been conducted improperly, according to the Innocence Project.

“For years, Houston has been ground zero in the national epidemic of faulty forensic science," said Innocence Project Co-Director Barry Scheck. "There are still thousands of cases from the Houston Crime Lab that need to be reviewed, and that needs to happen quickly. In many ways, Houston is a symptom of the root problem, which is a lack of national standards and oversight for forensic science.”

Among the nation’s 241 DNA exonerations to date, 38 were in Texas. About half involved invalidated or improper forensic science, according to the Innocence Project, which is affiliated with Cardozo School of Law.

Five Cardozo students worked on the Sonnier case.

“Every time problematic forensic science implicates an innocent person, an actual criminal goes free," Scheck said.

In Sonnier’s case, the Harris County District Attorney’s office cooperated on an extensive reinvestigation and review of the conviction, according to Scheck.



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Thursday

Congratulations America.. You Are Making A True Difference in the World. Live from WXYZ in Detroit, Michigan, Robert Paisola Reports

This Video Speaks for itself. Congratulations America.. You Are Making A True Difference in the World. Live from WXYZ in Detroit, Michigan, Robert Paisola Reports

WXYZ Anchor Bill Bonds Makes A Statement to America, Live from Detroit Michigan

http://ping.fm/2mn2X Lawsuit Update- Robert Lambert get the Surgery he needs! Thanks to Idaho Governor Butch Otter, Robert Paisola Reports
Sotomayor Confirmed By Full Senate For Supreme Court, The vote was 68-31 for Sotomayor Robert Paisola Reports

Idaho Governor Butch CL Otter is a Man of His Word! The Robert Lambert Case Update, by Robert Paisola

For Immediate Release
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To our friends around the world,

Thousands of people have been following our coverage of the Robert Lambert Workers Compensation Case in Idaho.

As you know, Mr. Lambert was filmed for 12 hours on a studio set as he explained in detail the problems and constant suffering that he was forced to endure at the hands of his attorneys and the officials in the State of Idaho. In case you did not see the video, here it is again.



Since this video was aired on international television, Mr. Lambert has been interviewed by many news agancies across the nation. His story is nothing more than a repeat of the John Grisham Movie "The Rainmaker" and now the world knows.

As a result of our coverage of this issue, Mr. Lambert just received a call stating that the Idaho Department of Insurance Workers Compensation Division has NOW GRANTED FORMAL APPROVAL FOR Mr. Lambert to receive the SURGERY that he needed. The surgery is scheduled for next week and we will be on the scene in Idaho, to Document this event.

"I can not believe how fast things changed when you got involved Robert Paisola" said Lambert. "I have received calls from All over the country, and I will now be able to get all of the back benefits that I should have received" he continued, " I can not even begin to tell you how this feels, you are an incredible person, and now I understand why the world knows what you do. "Mr. Paisola, you have changed my life"

We will bring you updates from the Director of the Idaho State Department of Insurance, The Doctors Involved, the Doctors at the Mayo Clinic who have reviewed the data, the comments from the Attorneys, and Comments from the Governor of the State of Idaho, Butch CL Otter, and his administration team for making this happen.

We are now hopeful that once the surgery is complete, that the State of Idaho will issue a special order to pay Mr. Robert Lambert all of his back benefits that he deserves, along with the honorable amount for all of the suffering that he has gone through because of this ordeal.

Mr. Lambert, We are Honored to work in partnership with you, and this decision has historical implications for The State of Idaho, as Idaho Governor Butch Otter is truly a man of his word.

To your Success, Mr. Lambert

Robert Paisola
CEO
The Robert Paisola Foundation

Tuesday

The Robert Paisola Foundation received a letter from
Idaho Atty Scott M. Kareff.. We Respond.. Thanks! http://ping.fm/5tYZB

Monday

The Robert Lambert Story The State of Idaho Insurance Fund, Justice Denied! by Robert Paisola Inc

The State of Idaho is on a mission to destroy a mans life. Robert Lambert worked for North Star Stucco in Idaho and on a Muddy Winter Day, he fell 10 feet . He can no longer work. He can not afford proper representation and the bills keep piling up. Watch as Robert Paisola gets Involved, enrolls Members of Congress to assist Mr. Lambert and an Attorney in Idaho Named Dennis R. Peterson is Exposed to the world as Robert Lambert goes for his bar license. Copyright 2009 Western Capital Multimedia "The Robert Lambert Story, Justice Denied" Produced and Funded by the Robert Paisola Foundation and the Robert Paisola Innocence Project

An Open Letter from Scott M. Kareff, Attorney for Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP, Thank You!, Robert Paisola Reports


To our Worldwide Viewers, Readers and Listeners across the Globe:

As many of you know, we receive hundreds of requests from Attorneys, Individuals, and Families of the Wrongfully Accused around the world.

We take each request very seriously, no matter how small the situation seems at the time. We truly understand the pain and suffering that you are going through because of your personal situation. We do all that we can to make sure that every single piece of mail, email and request for information is responded to by one of our dedicated volunteers and staff members.

We also know that many of you believe that there are DNA specific issues that you wish to have reviewed, because you feel that the technology that is now available might be able to clear your loved one or client.

Because of this question, we feel that it is essential to respond openly to a very nice letter that we received from Scott M. Kareff, an Attorney based in New York City about our foundation. Wow! we are making a difference in the world! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

We openly commend Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld who created the INNOCENCE PROJECT almost 15 years ago, out of a need for detailed analysis of cases of individuals who could and should be cleared because of technology that is now available that was not readily available 15 years ago.

This commitment by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld created a tidal wave of support, stemming from a small legal clinic affiliated with the Benjamin N. Cardoza School of Law at Yeshiva University, that was dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals THROUGH DNA TESTING and reforming of the criminal justice system to prevent further injustice.

For over 15 years Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld have been able to raise public awareness of the serious problems in the Criminal Justice System. The continue, through The Innocence Project, to educate the public via classes, seminars, conferences, clinics, and workshops in the field of Criminal Justice.

Their success is amazing and they even decided to create an "Innocence Network" that includes The Alaska Innocence Project, The Arizona Justice Project, The Northern Arizona Justice Project, The Innocence Project Arkansas, the Midwestern Innocence Project, The California and Hawaii Innocence Project, The Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara University, The Colorado Innocence Project, The Connecticut Innocence Project, The New England Innocence Project, The Mid Atlantic Innocence Project, The Innocence Project of Florida, The Georgia Innocence Project, The Idaho Innocence Project, The Medill Innocence Project, The Downstate Illinois Innocence Project, The Innocence Project of Iowa, The Wisconsin Innocence Project, The University of Kentucky Innocence Project, The Innocence Project of New Orleans, The Innocence Project of the Northwest, The Thomas M. Cooley Innocence Project, The Michigan Innocence Clinic, The Innocence Project of Minnesota, the Mississippi Innocence Project, the The Innocence Project at UVA School of Law, The Montana Innocence Project, The Nebraska Innocence Project,The Rocky Mountain Innocence Center, The New England Innocence Project, The New Mexico Innocence and Justice Project, The OHIO Innocence Project, The Pennsylvania Innocence Project, The Palmetto Innocence Project, The Texas Innocence Network, The Innocence Project of Texas, and The Wesleyan Innocence Project. (Special thanks to Attorney Scott M. Kareff for this resource listing)

As a result of the work that started with two men and a dream, Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld created a very well respected Network of Individuals who share in the same goal, to free the innocent. Through their worldwide website at www.innocenceproject.org , Scheck and Neufeld have gained the respect of the world, as they have taken the DNA Evidence Provision to a new standard.

Our question is simple? Where are the other States NOT LISTED ABOVE in their pursuit of Freeing the Innocent Man through usage of technology? Simply said... They are nowhere to be seen!

Attorney Karreff stated that "Having looked into your (The Robert Paisola Foundation) organization, it's mission and its achievements, The Innocence Project is aware and applauds you for your successes that you have had" We thank Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, Mr. Kareff and their organization for their notice of the success that we are having around the world! There is no better endorsement than that of Attorney Karreff on behalf of the FOUNDERS of the Innocence Project, and The Innocence Project itself.. his clients!

One thing that Attorney Karreff pointed out in his letter to our office was that even though our successes are and have been noticed on a worldwide basis, there are still people who may believe that we can assist or have the ability and funding to deal with DNA Specific Issues.

This truly makes sense, as the world is aware of the power of DNA Testing, and the decisive changes that it can make to a family of the falsely accused and its global scientific value.

We want to be completely clear to our readers that we do not deal with DNA issues and do not have the ability to assist those seeking exoneration via DNA Extraction and Comparison Methodologies. This is where we simply ask you to visit the Innocence Project Website and "get in line" as you seek the assistance you deserve. If you need assistance not in the scientific realm, but of an investigative nature, we can assist you.

What we do at the Robert Paisola Foundation is much different than what Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld do with their Network of Affiliate Agencies listed above. We use the media and our investigative techniques and technology to not only prove a mans innocence, but through usage of Investigative Media Techniques and endorsements from world renowned experts across the globe we create public awareness using our vast networks to ensure that EVERYBODY INVOLVED, including the Court, The Judges, The Prosecutors, The Inmates, The Families, Defense Counsel, The Prosecution and most importantly, our readers, viewers and listeners simply know and understand that there is a problem that must be resolved. We do not churn the courts with paperwork, we do not grandstand, we simply point out the issues that have created the illegal conduct that Imprisoned the Condemned , regardless of the "political correctness" of our methods.

The bottom line is if you choose to screw with one of our clients, and you make a mistake, your statements will be heard worldwide. We promise you that.

The Innocence Project that was started by Scheck and Neufeld is applauded by The Robert Paisola Foundation for their work to free the innocent. We are similar, however there are many differences. And you will see in the future, as we forensically examine the Harry Blausey Case based in Licking County (Newark, Ohio) that we are spending a very large sum of money to do what the trial counsel failed to do, and to present that to the people that count, The American Public and Judge Thomas Marcelain of Newark, Ohio, Licking County Ohio via www.HarryBlausey.com.

You should also know that Scheck and Neufeld have a very sophisticated method for accepting cases and that because of the OJ Simpson Trial, they have gained the right to pick and choose who they represent. We understand that they have even created a way to authorize, license and sponsor agencies that support their ideals. And money is generated from the creation and fees generated at their classes, seminars, conferences, clinics, and workshops in the field of Criminal Justice. They have even trademarked their Name INNOCENCE PROJECT ! Impressive!

So, even though we know that the intentions of their organization are somewhat parallel to our missions and goals, we need to again state, we can not assist with issues involving the "Innocence Network" including Murder Issues and Sexual Assault Issues, as we leave that to the worlds best.. Scheck and Neufeld.

Therefore, we want to make a public statement that if you need assistance in the areas covered by The Innocence Network, contact one of their affiliates listed above or below. If you are in a state that does not have an official innocence project, including Utah, we ask one simple question... WHY?

Scheck and Neufeld, publically state that in addition to working on behalf of those who may have been wrongfully convicted of crimes throughout the United States, The Innocence Project performs research and advocacy related to the causes of wrongful convictions. The Innocence Project is a member of the Innocence Network, which brings together a number of innocence organizations from across the United States.

As of July 23, 2009, 240 defendants previously convicted of serious crimes in the United States had been exonerated by DNA testing. Almost all of these convictions involved some form of sexual assault and approximately 25% involved murder. (See Wikipedia)

As of July 23, 2009, 240 defendants previously convicted of serious crimes (Murder Issues and Sexual Assault Issues) in the United States had been exonerated by DNA testing. Almost all of these convictions involved some form of sexual assault and approximately 25% involved murder.(See Wikipedia)

The Robert Paisola Foundation pays high regard to these men who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of justice and commends their organization for their dedicated focus on Sexual Assault and Murder. This is now essential to our society.

We thank Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, Attorney Scott M. Kareff and the entire Innocence Project Team for their acknowledgment of our accomplishments. This means more than you know.

We are in the process of garnering support throughout the country so that The Robert Paisola Foundation, just like The Thomas M. Cooley Innocence Project that are now part of the Innocence Network, will be added to the list of agencies, foundations and individuals who are focused on the goal of freeing the innocent, using a web of agencies in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand to create a non-competitive environment for all who endure to free the enslaved.

In this battle for justice, there are no competitors, just alliances. And the alliances run deep.

We ask Attorney Kareff in this open forum to now allow the hundreds of organizations who work on a daily basis to work side by side with your official clients of the Innocence Project, as they progress toward their mutual goals of reuniting those in The Criminal Justice System with their loved ones. Can you imagine what the world would be like if you were able to continue your trend of freeing 240 innocent people WITH the assistance of hundreds of organizations that share the same ideals as your clients Scheck and Neufeld? We believe that based on statistical data almost 20 percent of the imprisoned population is truly innocent... guess how many are of African American Descent? You know the numbers.

In the meantime, we honor our different approaches to freeing the accused, and pay tribute to the scientific methods of dealing crimes such as Sexual Assault and Murder, but ask you to now open the doors of freedom to men like Harry Blausey, Rick Koerber, Steve Cloward,Robert Lambert and Many others, who represent a new generation of perceived "White Collar Defendants" who are unjustly incarcerated for many years because of illegal and unethical issues with Counsel, Side Deals with the Prosecution, "Counsel who SOLD OUT for other Clients", The Media, The Public Paid Investigators, The Paid vs Non Paid Lawyers and The American Public, who were all convicted in the media... many months if not years before their "day in court"

Thank you Attorney Scott M. Kareff and your firm for your support. We are here 24/7 if you need us!

To your continued success,

Robert Paisola
President
The Robert Paisola Foundation , The Prison Partners Network and BOPWatchdog.com
www.RobertPaisola.com
vindication@robertpaisola.org
The Robert Paisola Foundation (Does not deal with DNA Innocence Project Issues)
63 East 11400 South
Suite 407
Sandy, Utah 84070

Note:
If you are charged with a sexual assault or a murder, please visit the website of Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld. If you are someone that they can not assist, please feel free to email us your story. Please be detailed and specific, so that we may adequately review your case. If you have any questions regarding this differentiation between The Robert Paisola Foundation and the classes, seminars, conferences, clinics, and workshops presented by Attorney Scott M. Kareff's clients, please contact us at vindication@robertpaisola.org

This is a list of sites that may also be able to assist you:

Alaska Innocence Project
P.O. Box 201656
Anchorage, AK 99520-1656

Arizona Justice Project
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
PO BOX 877906
Tempe, AZ 99520-1656

Northern Arizona Justice Project
Robert Schehr, Chair
Department of Criminal Justice
Northern Arizona University
P.O. Box 15005
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5005

Innocence Project Arkansas
School of Law Legal Clinic
Robert A. Leflar Law Center
1 University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-575-3056

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113

California and Hawaii Innocence Project
California Western School of Law
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Northern California Innocence Project at Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0422

University of California - Irvine
(not a project, but a resource)
William Thompson
Department of Criminology, Law & Society
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697-7080

Colorado Innocence Project
370 17th Street
Suite 4500
Denver, CO 80202
303-863-1000

Connecticut Innocence Project
c/o McCarter & English
Cityplace I
185 Asylum Street, 36th Floor
Hartford, CT 06103

New England Innocence Project
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Office of the Public Defender
Carvel State Building
820 French Street, 3rd Floor
Wilimington, DE 19801

Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Innocence Project of Florida
1100 E. Park Ave.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Georgia Innocence Project
752 1/2 North Highland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30306

Idaho Innocence Project
Mail Stop 1515
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1515

Center on Wrongful Convictions **
Northwestern University School of Law
357 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Medill Innocence Project
Northwestern University
1845 N. Sheridan Ave.
Evanston, IL 60208

Downstate Illinois Innocence Project
Institute for Legal and Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza
MS Public Affairs Center 451
Springfield, IL 62703-5407

Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
Clinic, Wrongful Convictions Component
735 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Innocence Project of Iowa
P.O. Box 93
Estherville, Iowa 51335

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113

University of Kentucky Innocence Project
630 College of Law
Rm. 225
Lexington, KY 40506-0048

Kentucky Innocence Project
100 Fair Oaks Lane
Ste. 301
Frankfort, KY 40601

Innocence Project New Orleans
3301 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone: (504) 943-1902
Fax:(504) 943-1905

New England Innocence Project
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Maryland Office of the Public Defender Innocence Project
Office of the Public Defender for the State of Maryland
201 East Baltimore Street
Suite 1600
Baltimore, MD 21202

New England Innocence Project
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Thomas M. Cooley Innocence Project
300 S. Capitol Ave. P.O. Box 13038
Lansing, MI 48901

Michigan Innocence Clinic
1029 Legal Research Building
625 State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 4810

Innocence Project of Minnesota
Hamline University School of Law
1536 Hewitt Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104

Mississippi Innocence Project
University of Mississippi School of Law
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Innocence Project New Orleans (operates in Louisiana and Mississippi)
3301 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
Phone: (504) 943-1902
Fax:(504) 943-1905

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113

Montana Innocence Project
P.O. Box 8484
Missoula, MT 59802

Nebraska Innocence Project
P.O. Box 24183
Omaha, NE 68124-0183

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center
University of Utah - S.J. Quinney College of Law
358 South 700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

New England Innocence Project
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Centurion Ministries **
221 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542

New Mexico Innocence and Justice Project
University of New Mexico School of Law
1117 Stanford NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Innocence Project at Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School - Yeshiva University **
100 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011

Second Look Program
Brooklyn Law School
250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Pace Post-Conviction Project
Barbara C. Salken Criminal Justice Clinic
78 North Broadway, Room G210
White Plains, NY 10603

Reinvestigation Project
Office of the Appellate Defender
11 Park Place, Suite 1601
New York, NY 10007

North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence
Duke/University of North Carolina Law Schools
PO Box 52446
Shannon Plaza Station
Durham, NC 27717

Ohio Innocence Project
University of Cincinnati College of Law
P.O. Box 210040
Cincinnatti, OH 45221-0020

Oklahoma Indigent Defense System - DNA Forensic Testing Program
P.O. Box 926
Norman, OK 73070

Midwestern Innocence Project
6320 Brookside Plaza #1500
Kansas City, MO 64113

Duquesne Law Post-Conviction DNA Project
600 Forbes Avenue, 632 Fisher Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

The Innocence Institute of Western Pennsylvania
c/o Point Park College Department of Journalism and Mass Communications
201 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1984

Pennsylvania Innocence Project
Temple University Beasley School of Law
1719 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

New England Innocence Project
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Palmetto Innocence Project
P.O. Box 11623
Columbia, SC 29211

Texas Innocence Network
100 Law Center
Houston, TX 77204-6060

Texas Center for Actual Innocence
University of Texas School of Law
727 East Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX 78705

Innocence Project of Texas
1511 Texas Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79401

Wesleyan Innocence Project
Texas Wesleyan Univesity School of Law
1515 Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center -
Not A Robert Paisola Foundation Partner
358 South 700 East, B235
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

New England Innocence Project
Goodwin Procter LLP
Exchange Place
53 State Street
Boston, MA 02109

Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

Innocence Project at UVA School of Law
580 Massie Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Innocence Project Northwest
University of Washington
William H. Gates Hall, Suite 265
P.O. Box 85110
Seattle, WA 98145-1110

Wisconsin Innocence Project **
University of Wisconsin Law School
Remington Center
Madison, WI 53706

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center
358 South 700 East, B235
Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC)
85 King Street East
Suite 318
Toronto, Ontario M5C 1G3

University of British Columbia Law Innocence Project
1822 East Mall
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1

Osgoode Hall Innocence Project
Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

University of Leeds Innocence Project
20 Lyddon Terrace
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom

Innocence Network UK
c/o University of Bristol
Department of Law
Willis Memorial Building
Queen's Road
Bristol BS8 1 RJ
United Kingdom

Griffith University Innocence Project
Parklands Drive
Southport, 4215
QLD 30306
Australia

The Sellenger Center
Edith Cowan University
270 Jonndalup Drive
Joondalup, WA 6027
Australia

University of Melbourne Innocence Project
Vanessa Stafford, Director
University of Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street
Carlton Melbourne
Victoria 3040
Australia

Innocence Project New Zealand
School of Psychology
Victoria University of Wellington
P.O. Box 600
Wellington, New Zealand