Wrongful conviction compensation in Massachusetts

State pays out $10.1 million to 27 people since passage of 2004 state law.

Read more about the Massachusetts wrongful conviction law.

Name last_name Year Settlement amount (when applicable) settlement_int Disposition
Laurence Adams Adams 2005 $325,000 325000 Settled
Robert Aldrich Aldrich 2008 $60,000 60000 Settled
Senat Gerry Andre Andre 2010 $0 0 Dismissed
Anselmo Aviles Aviles 2006 $450,000 450000 Settled
Bernard Baran Baran 2010 $400,000 400000 Settled
Anthony Chambers Chambers 2015 NA Pending
Ulysses Rodriguez Charles Rodriguez 2005 $500,000 500000 Judgment on liability. Settled damages for $500,000
Wayne Chiappini Chiappini 2012 $0 0 Verdict for Commonwealth
Stephan Cowans Cowans 2005 $500,000 500000 Settled
Andrew Craig Craig 2008 $150,000 150000 Settled
Shawn Drumgold Drumgold 2006 $500,000 500000 Settled. Money returned to state after federal civil rights action
Angel Echavarria Echavarria 2015 NA Pending
Roland Fils Fils 2012 $0 0 Dismissed
Bryan Frazier Frazier 2010 $0 0 Verdict for Commonwealth
Arthur Gorrasi, Jr. Gorrasi 2006 $0 0 Dismissed
Louis Greco* Greco 2007 $500,000 500000 Settled. Money returned to state after federal civil rights action
Humberto Guzman Guzman 2006 $250,000 250000 Settled
Christopher Harding Harding 2005 $450,000 450000 Settled
Kevin Hamilton Hamilton 2015 NA Pending
Jerold Humphries Humphries 2011 $0 0 Dismissed
John R. Irwin Irwin 2011 $0 0 Dismissed
Donnell Johnson Johnson 2006 $500,000 500000 Settled
Lawyer Johnson Johnson 2005 $275,000 275000 Settled
Leonardo Johnson Johnson 2014 $250,000 250000 Settled
Tracey Kateley Kateley 2014 NA Pending
Joseph LaFratta LaFratta 2012 $0 0 Dismissed
Little G. Macklin Macklin 2010 $0 0 Dismissed
Dennis Maher Maher 2005 $550,000 550000 Settled
Ann Marie Martin Martin 2012 $0 0 Dismissed
Neil Miller Miller 2005 $500,000 500000 Settled
Curtis Mitchell Mitchell 2009 $0 0 Dismissed
Marvin Mitchell Mitchell 2005 $500,000 500000 Settled
Troy Monteiro Monteiro 2016 NA Pending
Tu Quang Nguyen, aka Quang T. Nguyen Nguyen 2010 $9,300 9300 Settled
Roger Norton Norton 2007 $0 0 Dismissed
Michael O'Laughlin O'Laughlin 2011 $0 0 Dismissed
Kevin O'Loughlin O'Loughlin 2015 NA Pending
Marlon Passley Passley 2005 $500,000 500000 Settled
Omari Peterson Peterson 2014 NA Pending
Anthony Powell Powell 2006 $500,000 500000 Settled
Guy Randolph Randolph 2008 $500,000 500000 Settled
Robert Reinhart Reinhart 2008 $0 0 Dismissed
Ronald Renaud Renaud 2013 $0 0 Verdict for Commonwealth
Michael Riley Riley 2007 $0 0 Dismissed
Eric Romero Romero 2013 NA Pending
Angel Manuel Santana Santana 2012 $0 0 Verdict for Commonwealth; appeal pending
Temistocles Omar Santana Santana 2012 $0 0 Dismissed by court; on appeal
Louis Santos Santos 2005 $250,000 250000 Settled
Eric Sarsfield Sarsfield 2005 $500,000 500000 Settled
Mark Schand Schand 2014 NA Pending
John Scullin Scullin 2005 $0 0 Dismissed
Jesus Silva-Santiago Silva-Santiago 2012 $0 0 Dismissed
Amy Smigielski Smigielski 2013 $250,000 250000 Settled
William Sorkpor Sorkpor 2008 $0 0 Dismissed
James Stephens Stephens 2016 NA Pending
Larry Talbot Talbot 2005 $0 0 Plaintiff dropped state compensation suit
Angel Toro Toro 2007 $0 0 Dismissed
Peter Vaughn Vaughn 2005 $275,000 275000 Settled
Eduardo Velazquez Melazquez 2005 $500,000 500000 Settled
Michael Washburn Washburn 2005 $160,000 160000 Settled
Charles Wilhite Wilhite 2014 NA Pending
Terry Williams Williams 2007 $0 0 Dismissed
Michael Woods Woods 2005 $0 0 Dismissed



Source: Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General; Massachusetts Trial Court

*Case brought by executrix of the estate of Louis Greco.