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Friday, August 03, 2007

Wrongfully convicted clients spent 30 years in prison

Globe Staff Photo / Bill Greene
Joe Salvati spent 30 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. July 26, 2007 Network attorney Austin McGuigan (Rome McGuigan, Hartford ,CT), who represented Salvati in his claim against the government, was present when U.S District Judge Nancy Gertner (Boston) awarded Salvati and three other men, two of whom are now dead, $101.7 million for their troubles and for being framed by two FBI agents. Boston FBI agents H. Paul Rico and Dennis Condon are alleged to have known that mob hit man Joseph "The Animal" Barboza lied when he named the men as killers in the 1965 death of Edward "Teddy" Deegan.

Judge Gertner said the agents not only orchestrated the framing of four men - Joe Salvati, Peter Limone, Louis Greco and Henry Tameleo - they knew were innocent, but for decades thereafter they worked to cement the lies, as they celebrated their treachery. Boston Herald, Article by PETER GELZINIS, "$101M WIN, BUT JUSTICE PRICELESS", July 27, 2007, p. 6.

Austin McGuigan served as a U.S. Army Special Agent, Counter-Intelligence and as Chief Prosecutor, Statewide Organized Crime Task Force (Connecticut). His long and distinguished legal career is punctuated by numerous active civic board memberships, many publlished professional articles, active bar association leadership roles, and frequent speaking engagements in the white collar crime, industrial espionage and governmental misconduct areas.

Photo by Mark Garfinkel, Boston Herald

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