Joseph Salvati

30 years
Joseph Salvati was convicted of the 1965 murder of Edward Deegan, who was shot to death in an alley. Salvati’s sentence was overturned in 2001, after an FBI taskforce discovered evidence that he was convicted based on perjured testimony. Joseph Barboza, a mob informant, testified against Salvati and his three codefendants. It was later discovered that the FBI hid information that could exonerate the men because they were trying to protect Barboza, their informant. Salvati spent over 30 years in prison for the crime.

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