The Exoneration of William Haughey
The Wrongful Conviction and Exoneration of William Lopez
WILLIAM HAUGHEY EXONERATED AFTER 8 YEARS AND 4 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR AN ARSON HE DID NOT COMMIT
The Deskovic Foundation led the investigation that exonerated William Haughey after he spent 8 years and 4 months in prison for an arson he did not commit. The Foundation’s investigation turned up critical evidence that contributed to Haughey’s conviction being overturned on May 23, 2016.
The Case of Lorenzo Johnson
WILLIAM LOPEZ EXONERATED AFTER 23 1/2 YEARS IN PRISON FOR A MURDER HE DID NOT COMMIT
The Deskovic Foundation, working in collaboration with William Lopez’s pre-existing legal team of Richard Levitt and Yvonne Shivers, provided critical investigative resources, turning up evidence of innocence, as well as helping secure testimony from a witness who had been deported to the Dominican Republic, which resulted in Lopez being exonerated on January 23, 2013 after spending 23 1/2 years in prison for a murder he had not committed.
The Case of Andrew Krivak (and Anthony DiPippo)
LORENZO JOHNSON FREED AFTER 22 YEARS IN PRISON
Deskovic Foundation client Lorenzo Johnson was released after 16 1/2 years in prison on January 28, 2012 when a federal court ruled that the evidence to convict him had been insufficient – tantamount to a not guilty verdict. Just four months later, our founder had to drive Lorenzo back to prison to resume a sentence of life without parole for a crime did not commit, due to a Supreme Court decision that reinstated his wrongful conviction. The Foundation continued to fight for Lorenzo’s freedom, and on July 11, 2017 he was offered a "nolo contentre" plea deal that freed him without requiring an admission of guilt on his part.
ANDREW KRIVAK CONTINUES TO FIGHT FOR HIS FREEDOM
Deskovic Foundation client Andrew Krivak and his co-defendant Anthony DiPippo were convicted in 1997 of a horrendous crime that they allegedly committed together, the rape and murder of a 12 year old girl. An ever growing mountain of evidence points to their innocence, and suggests that another man, Howard Gombert, may have raped and killed the girl. DiPippo was finally acquitted of all the charges on October 11, 2016, but Krivak remains in prison based on the same evidence. The Foundation believes Andrew Krivak to also be innocent, and continues to fight to free him.