The Gift of Exoneration: Franky Carrillo

December 20, 2012
Hosted by Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

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19+ years in prison! “Franky Carrillo was convicted of a 1991 murder based on identification testimony from six people, including the victim’s son. All six have now admitted they did not really see anything and were influenced to make their identifications of Carillo. In addition two other men have confessed to the shooting and said Carrillo was not involved … the eyewitness who was the first to implicate Carrillo back in 1991 took the witness stand and apologized to Carrillo, saying he was willing to accept punishment for what he had done because he knew that it was wrong and that he had stolen the life of an innocent man…” (Santa Clara Law News & Events). Maitreya Badami, attorney with the Northern California Innocence Project will join Franky to tell of his long journey toward exoneration.

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Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

Francie Koehler’s career as a licensed private investigator includes cases that have sparked media projects. "Unsolved Mysteries" portrayed one of her missing person cases. British author Val McDermid featured her capital case in "A Suitable Job for A Woman" and true crime writer Ann Rule chronicled a case she investigated involving a missing nightclub owner entitled "In The Name Of Love." Francie drew on her investigative and retail experience to create the 3-part video, "Loss Prevention - The Big Picture." International results included an invitation to Moscow, where she spoke to Russian nationals interested in privatization. Francie is the former two-term president of both the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS) and the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI). Awarded by each organization for her work, she serves as Legislative Chair for both and regularly testifies before the California State Legislature regarding bills of concern to PI’s. Francie has been recognized by her state regulatory agency for outstanding service to her profession. In addition, she holds memberships in the Council for International Investigators, National Association of Legal Investigators, World Association of Detectives, and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Francie also works with the Innocence Project and holds certifications as a Conflict Mediator, Legal Investigator, Professional Investigator and Criminal Defense Investigator.

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