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Friday, September 25, 2015

"Mother of Patrick Kane’s Accuser Lied About Evidence Tampering, District Attorney Says"

This bizarre story is from The New York Times:

At a news conference at his office, the district attorney, Frank A. Sedita III, broke a self-imposed public silence to describe the mother’s claims that she had found an evidence bag on her doorstep as an “elaborate hoax.” The revelation was the second bizarre turn in 48 hours for a high-profile investigation that has been beset by leaked details and lurid news reports.

After meeting with investigators from the district attorney’s office Thursday night, Thomas Eoannou, the lawyer for Kane’s accuser, abruptly resigned, citing concerns about whether his client’s mother had misrepresented how she came to possess an evidence bag. In quitting the case, he essentially disavowed claims he had made one day earlier.

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