BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - - The attorney for Anthony Capozzi'sfamily is seeking millions from New York State.
A $41 million claim is being filed in Albany today askingto compensate the Buffalo man who was wrongfully imprisoned fornearly 22-years.
He was jailed for 2-rapes he never committed. Capozzi wasreleased from prison last spring.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - - Anthony Capozzi's 22-year prison termcould cost New York State millions of dollars. News 4's EllenMaxwell has the latest on plans his family has for a lawsuitagainst the state.
The $41 million claim will be filed Friday morning byAttorney Thomas D'Agostino.
How did he reach the figure of 41 million?
Thomas D'AgostinoCapozzi's attorney, "Well, there's a lot ofdifferent factors that went into that..obviously the biggest factoris the fact that Anthony spent 21 years 7 months and 22 days of hislife in prison for something he didn't do."
Anthony Capozzi spent 2/3 of his adult life in prison, convictedof two rapes he did not commit. He was released one year ago today.DNA proved it was Altemio Sanchez, not Capozzi, who raped thewomen.
April 8th, 2007Anthony Capozziexonerated of rape, "I served toolong, too many years in jail and convicted wrongfully of rape...andinnocent of rape."
April 8th, 2007Albert CapozziAnthony's father, "The days hespent in prison. Every day he had pain and we had it with him."
D'Agostino is hoping the state attorney general's office willagree on a settlement, so that the Capozzi's will not have toendure a trial.
Thomas D'Agostino, "On a personal level I really don't wantto see Anthony and his family re-live all of this again."
News 4 will bring you the latest on this story at 5 and 6PM.
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