Wrongfully Convicted Man a Millionaire
When I asked attorney Barry Scheck if 3.1 million dollars was enough for 17 year of imprisonment he quickly responded, "no." Scheck says, “I ask the average person how much they would pay just to avoid one year in prison?”
Photo courtesy of KTRH television partner KPRC Local 2
George Rodriguez launched a lawsuit against the city of Houston after he spent 17 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He was finally freed in 2004.
The Innocence Project helped Rodriguez and countless others in the same quest.
We reached out to Rodriguez, but he was unavailable for comment on the settlement. The state is also agreed to pay $80,000 for each year that he was incarcerated.