Pa. man mistakenly freed in 2006 won’t face more prison time

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Philadelphia native who had been facing the possibility of more prison time after federal officials said he was mistakenly released more than a dozen years ago has been credited with time served.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a federal judge on Thursday granted a joint motion that the prison sentence of 43-year-old Demetrius Anderson to be deemed satisfied.

Prosecutors said factors including the length of time elapsed and Anderson’s efforts to rebuild his life led prosecutors to conclude that no purpose would be served by sending him back to prison.

Defense attorney Michael Dolan said Anderson was “ecstatic.” He had been arrested in Connecticut after officials said an internal audit revealed he had been mistakenly freed early in 2006 and owed another 16 months behind bars.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com

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4/20/2019 11:58:44 AM (GMT -4:00)

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