Wednesday, September 3, 2014

98-Year-Old NJ Woman Seeks to Erase Atomic Spy Case Conviction

A 98-year-old New Jersey woman convicted of conspiracy in the run-up to the atomic spy trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg has come back to a New York court to clear her name.

Miriam Moskowitz said after a brief court hearing Monday that she needs an official vindication that she was wrongly convicted in 1950. She was sentenced to two years in prison after she was convicted on a charge that she conspired with two men to lie to a grand jury investigating atomic espionage...

She filed the request two weeks ago, saying documents now prove the government withheld evidence that would have exonerated her. (more)