Lawsuit Settlement Funding Firm Reports Wrongfully Convicted Man Freed after 27 Years

Case Funding Firm says a Brooklyn man who spent 27 years for a double homicide which he did not commit was finally freed earlier this month.

Jun 17, 2015, 05:00 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports today that a wrongfully convicted man who spent 27 years for a double murder which he did not commit was finally freed earlier this month. Shabaka Shakur, now 50 years old, was initially convicted in 1989 for killing two high school classmates based on retired Detective Louis Scarcella's investigation. Shakur was initially supposed to be released Friday June 5th from Shawagunk Correctional Facility in Walkill, however, he had to spend the weekend there due to a holdup with paperwork. He was released Monday, and after 27 years, he is finally a free man again. He was wrongfully convicted, and according to the NY Daily News, Shakur is the eighth murder defendant linked to Detective Louis Scarcella to have his conviction tossed.

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Patty Kirby, COO and Head of Client Relations, commented on the wrongful conviction case, "We have been active in helping many of the Scarcella-linked plaintiffs who have utilized our pre-settlement cash advance services with getting their lives back. To date, New York has really stepped up and provided these plaintiffs with substantial compensation for their pain and suffering, although it is never enough when so much time is taken away. We wish Mr. Shakur a positive transition back into society and remain available for him and/or others in his situation to provide substantial cash advance funds."    

In light of the recent NY case, Legal-Bay reaffirms their commitment to helping victims involved in wrongful conviction, police brutality, prison injury, prison rape, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, 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:  

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Patty Kirby, COO/Head of Client Relations

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