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Frank Trasco


In 1935, Frank Trasco was convicted in Nassau County, New Jersey, of misappropriating $265 of his employer’s funds. Trasco’s conviction was based largely on the testimony of his coworker, Charles Braun.
 
Trasco was sentenced to fifteen months in prison. Near the end of Trasco’s prison term, Braun admitted that his testimony at Trasco’s trial was perjured. On May 19, 1936, Trasco’s conviction was reversed and the indictment against him was dismissed.
 
– Meghan Barrett Cousino
State:NY
County:Nassau
Most Serious Crime:Theft
Reported Crime Date:1935
Convicted:1935
Exonerated:1936
Sentence:1.25 years
Race:Don't Know
Sex:Male
Age at the date of crime:33
Contributing Factors:Perjury or False Accusation