Lawsuit Settlement Funding Firm Reports First Non-Homicide Felony Exoneration in Wrongful Conviction and Wrongful Imprisonment Case by DA Kenneth Thompson

Case Funding Firm says this is the Brooklyn DA's first exoneration for a crime other than homicide and he doesn't plan to stop there. Case Funding Firm says they can help those involved in wrongful conviction lawsuits by getting them the lawsuit funding they need to get back on their feet.

Feb 18, 2015, 05:00 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports that a man who was wrongfully convicted back in 1986 has finally been exonerated and no longer needs to worry about deportation. According to NY Daily News, Michael Waithe, an immigrant who was framed for a made-up burglary about 30 years ago, served a year and a half in prison after being wrongfully convicted. He then had to live with constant worry of being deported after his release from prison.

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In 2011, after returning home from his native Barbados, he was flagged for removal by immigration authorities because of his old felony. He wrote to District Attorney Kenneth Thompson's office last fall after he learned of the DA's Conviction Review Unit, which has previously cleared 11 men of murder convictions. During the investigation, according to NY Daily News, the woman who accused Michael Waithe back in 1986 admitted that she made up the crime, and the case was tossed. Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson dismissed the case, noting that it was his first exoneration for a crime other than homicide. The final deportation order hearing will be in June, but Waithe's felony will now be expunged.

Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson has made it known that he is on a mission to reverse injustices, not only in homicide cases but in non-homicide felony cases as well.

Patty Kirby, COO and Head of Client Relations, commented on the recent exoneration, "The recent development in this case is significant because it shows the Brooklyn DA's commitment to exonerating not only serious cases of injustice where plaintiffs were held for decades behind bars, but now any and all injustices. Our firm believes this is a big step in the right direction in bringing confidence back to our justice system."   

In light of the recent exoneration, Legal-Bay reaffirms their commitment to helping victims involved in wrongful conviction, police brutality, prison injury, and wrongful imprisonment cases obtain pre-settlement funding to get their lives back on track. For more information on the company's wrongful imprisonment funding programs, please visit:

If you, or a loved one, are in need of financial support due to being a victim of "The System," feel free to call Legal-Bay on its toll-free hotline at: 877.571.0405 where live agents are standing by 24 hours a day to assist you and answer any questions you may have. You may also apply online at: and an agent will respond to your request shortly.

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Patty Kirby, COO/Head of Client Relations
Ph. 877.571.0405 Email