Rogue Brooklyn Prosecutor Could Soon Face a Day of Reckoning

Rogue Brooklyn Prosecutor Could Soon Face a Day of Reckoning by THEODORE HAMM THE INDYPENDENT   Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi never lost a homicide case. But evidence is mounting that the star prosecutor won some of her cases by concealing evidence and other unethical practices. Throughout the pandemic, advocates have expressed continued frustration regarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s unwillingness … Read more

Did The Brooklyn DA Frame An Innocent Man For A College Student’s Murder?

Did The Brooklyn DA Frame An Innocent Man For A College Student’s Murder? by Hella Winston Gothamist   It’s not every day that a 27-year veteran of the NYPD openly contradicts a prosecutor and admits under oath that he was “not sure if I believed anything” about a key conversation relayed by a jailhouse informant … Read more

A murder, two moms and a mess

A murder, two moms and a mess   by Harry Siegel NY Daily News It’s Thanksgiving, so here’s a story about mothers and sons. It starts in 2003, when 19-year-old college student Mark Fisher made his first solo trip to NYC. He met a fellow student, Angel DiPietro, at an Upper East Side bar and … Read more

Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson Passes On a Chance to Right a Potential Wrongful Conviction

Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson Passes On a Chance to Right a Potential Wrongful Conviction Key evidence was withheld and changed from defendant in high-profile murder case by Hella Winston Observer   Convicted: John Giuca (Photo: Youtube) Back in January, after his Conviction Review Unit (CRU) had completed a yearlong re-examination of the state’s case against … Read more

Did an Ambitious Prosecutor Convict the Wrong Man for the Killing of Mark Fisher?

Did an Ambitious Prosecutor Convict the Wrong Man for the Killing of Mark Fisher? by Hella Winston Observer   In 2010, New York magazine published a highly sympathetic profile of Brooklyn homicide prosecutor Anna-Sigga Nicolazzi, who was at the time prosecuting a case involving the murder of a 47-year-old, male freelance radio journalist by a 16-year-old boy … Read more

Petition Seeking to Void Brooklyn Murder Conviction Calls Verdict a ‘Sham’

Petition Seeking to Void Brooklyn Murder Conviction Calls Verdict a ‘Sham’ by Vivian Yee New York Times The 2005 conviction of John Giuca for the murder of Mark Fisher, a college football player from New Jersey, was a “sham” built on prosecutorial misconduct, a feeble defense, contradictory evidence, a biased juror and the testimony of … Read more

NYS’s Top Court Gives Prosecutors Green Light to Conceal Evidence From Defendants

DiFiore’s ruling in the Giuca case was “a backward-looking decision,” says veteran exoneration lawyer Ron Kuby. “Instead of forcing prosecutors to live up to their constitutional duties,” he continues, “the decision encourages the suppression of favorable evidence — and after conviction, allows prosecutors to argue the defendant was so guilty that the evidence didn’t matter.”