Misconduct By Prosecutor, Perjury By Police: Man Freed After Years In Prison
DETROIT (WWJ) – A judge has ordered a Farmington Hills man, imprisoned for more than seven years, released because his drug trial was marred by perjury by Inkster police and misconduct by the prosecutor in the case.
The perjury in the case of Alexander Aceval was never in dispute. The lies were known by the prosecutor and judge, but the perjury was not discovered until after Aceval accepted a plea deal.
“Judge Tarnow’s Opinion restores my faith in the judicial system to an extent,” said Aceval. “It’s unfortunate that it took seven years for such a clear and obvious miscarriage of justice to finally go properly recognized and properly remedied,” said Aceval’s attorney David Moffitt.
Federal Judge Arthur Tarnow ruled the trial misconduct was so serious that authorities should have been barred from any further prosecution of Aceval.
Aceval was ordered to be released from prison immediately by Tarnow.