In 1985, a Boston, Massachusetts mobster was killed by two members of the Patriarca crime family, purportedly on instructions given by Vincent Ferrara, a well-known high ranking member of the family. In 1990, Ferrara was indicted on charges of racketeering and the 1985 murder. The only witness against Ferrara was Walter Jordan. After Jordan testified at a co-defendant’s trial that Ferrara had ordered the hit, and the co-defendant was convicted of the murder, Ferrara accepted a plea agreement and was sentenced to 22 years in prison. In 2003, it was discovered that the FBI was in possession of statements by Jordan that Ferrara had not ordered the murder. In April 2005, the murder portion of Ferrara’s plea was stricken because the prosecution withheld exculpatory evidence, and he was resentenced on the remaining charges. He was then released based upon the time he already served.