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Camaran Quiambao-Holland

Other DuPage County Exonerations
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On May 23, 2008, Schaumburg police officer Terrance O’Brien arrested 19-year-old Camaran Quiambao-Holland on a charge of possession of cocaine.
 
Quiambao-Holland claimed that he was innocent and that the drugs were planted. O’Brien testified at a preliminary hearing that he obtained a search warrant based on information from a confidential informant who said that drugs were present in Quiambao-Holland’s residence.
 
In 2009, Quiambao-Holland pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced to probation.
 
In January 2013, O’Brien and fellow Schaumburg officers Matthew Hudak and John Cichy were indicted on federal corruption charges alleging that they stole drugs and money from drug dealers and then funneled the drugs back onto the street. The investigation of the officers began after nine ounces of cocaine were found in a storage shed in Carol Stream, Illinois, another nearby Chicago suburb. That led to an informant who told authorities he was selling cocaine that the officers had supplied to him. All three officers immediately resigned.
 
Hudak pled guilty and was sentenced to 26 years in prison. O'Brien pled guilty and was sentenced to 24 years in prison. Cichy was still awaiting trial in May 2016.
 
In March 2013, Quiambao-Holland filed a motion to vacate his conviction based on the evidence of the officers’ corruption. The motion was granted without objection by the prosecution and the case was dismissed.

– Maurice Possley

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Posting Date: 6/14/2016
State:Illinois
County:DuPage
Most Serious Crime:Drug Possession or Sale
Additional Convictions:
Reported Crime Date:2008
Convicted:2009
Exonerated:2013
Sentence:Probation
Race:Hispanic
Sex:Male
Age at the date of crime:19
Contributing Factors:Perjury or False Accusation, Official Misconduct
Did DNA evidence contribute to the exoneration?:No