Wednesday, July 27, 2011

One Outstanding Frame Up

I love hearing about unusual crimes. I guess that's because after nearly twenty years in law enforcement, most other crimes seem pretty ordinary. There's a piece over at the New York Times about the lengths a jilted suitor went to frame his ex-girlfriend for a series of armed robberies.

Now, though, they concede that Ms. Sumasar was right — an astonishing turn of events that has transformed her case into one of the most bizarre in the city’s recent history.

They released her from jail last December after seven months, acknowledging that the entire case against her had been concocted by Mr. Ramrattan, officials said.

“We prosecute tens of thousands of cases each year, but in the collective memory, no one has ever seen anything like this before,” said Richard A. Brown, the Queens district attorney.

“Few people have the capacity to pull off a master plot of this magnitude to exact revenge,” Mr. Brown said.

It's worth the read so hit the link to read the entire story.

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