Attorney General

COOK COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY ALVAREZ CONSPIRED WITH LAWYERS TO AVENGE INNOCENCE PROJECT, SUIT ALLEGES –

CHICAGO, IL. (ECWd) –

Contact: Jennifer Bonjean, Bonjean Law Group: 917.566.3926

Media logistics: Andrew Touhy, 312.228.4800

MEDIA ADVISORY

ALVAREZ CONSPIRED WITH LAWYERS TO AVENGE INNOCENCE PROJECT, SUIT ALLEGES

Investigator Paul Ciolino Sues Cook County State’s Attorney,

Also names prominent lawyers Terry Ekl, Jim Sotos, Andy Hale and their investigators

(CHICAGO) April 28, 2016—When Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez freed confessed murderer Alstory Simon from prison she was conspiring with prominent DuPage County lawyers to get payback against the key members of Northwestern University’s Innocence Project and its journalism school who brought to light several wrongful convictions in Illinois, a counterclaim lawsuit filed by the project’s former private investigator Paul Ciolino alleges.

Press conference, 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 28, 2016

Who: Jennifer Bonjean, Ashley Cohen, Bonjean Law Group and her client Paul Ciolino, private investigator.

Location:             205 W. Wacker, Chicago, IL

Room 200A

Paul Ciolino this week has filed a $25 million counter-suit alleging he has been defamed by those who are accusing him of wrongdoing in the case involving former prison inmate Alstory Simon.”

Chicago Tribune has the article on this lawsuit here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/zorn/ct-the-innocence-industry-fights-back-20160427-story.html

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