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Monday, August 20, 2007


For three decades, Marie Salvati and Olympia Limone essentially lived as widows, struggling to make ends meet as they raised four children on their own. Their husbands grew old behind bars after being convicted of a murder the FBI knew they did not commit.

The judge found two Boston FBI agents had allowed Barboza to frame the men because Barboza and his friend, Vincent "Jimmy" Flemmi, one of Deegan's killers, were FBI informants who provided evidence in the agency's highly publicized war against La Cosa Nostra.

Last month, a federal judge excoriated the agency for withholding evidence of the men's innocence and ordered the government to pay a record $101.7 million to the Salvati and Limone families and those of two other men convicted with them who died in prison.

For Marie Salvati, now 72, the money does not mean much. They plan to use it to send their six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren to college. "It was so cruel -- for my children, for myself, for my husband," she said. "It should never have happened."

Why, how can we trust them? Next time you decide to judge another maybe you should think about this story.

Don't miss framed by the FBI

~~Thanks goes out to CNN~~


Eff25 said...

I think Coast to Coast interviewed someone who wrote about this.

Eff25 said...

"Justice Department attorney Bridget Bailey Lipscomb declined immediate comment on the ruling. "

How about, we'll pay it right away?

Facetious Muse said...

I second that, they were imprisoned for 30 years and only half of the people framed made it out alive.