Tony Viola is the only person in America who proved his innocence at trial yet still went to jail. He was indicted three times and tried twice by a joint federal-state mortgage fraud task force -- once in federal court and once in state court -- on the exact same charges. When a whistleblower inside the prosecutor's office gave Tony evidence hidden before his first trial, he used it to win the second trial. Even though Tony proved his innocence after a six-week trial, he remained imprisoned until earlier this month when he was finally released.
Tony Viola discussed his mortgage fraud case, suspicions about other mortgage fraud cases, and the subprime mortgage crisis. Open Lines followed. More »