How prosecutor's office tricked Bill Cosby into giving up his Fifth Amendment ...

How prosecutor's office tricked Bill Cosby into giving up his Fifth Amendment ...
How prosecutor's office tricked Bill Cosby into giving up his Fifth Amendment ...
How prosecutor's office tricked Bill Cosby into giving up his Fifth Amendment rights - only to then use his admissions to prosecute him after promising not to charge him Bruce Castor in 2005 declined to criminally prosecute Bill Cosby Instead he secured a civil conviction and Cosby sat for four days of deposition Castor agreed a deal with Cosby, declining to prosecute in exchange for his cooperation in the civil case Castor's successor as district attorney, Kevin Steele, pressed charges against Cosby in December 2015 - within a month of taking office On Wednesday Pennsylvania's Supreme Court ruled that Steele was wrong to have gone against Castor's unwritten agreement with Cosby 

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Bill Cosby was sensationally freed from prison in Pennsylvania on Wednesday after the Supreme Court ruled that the district attorney's agreement not to prosecute the entertainer should have been respected, and charges never filed.

Bruce Castor, the district attorney for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, in 2005 was tasked with deciding whether to prosecute Cosby over allegations of sexual assault. Castor went on to represent Donald Trump earlier this year in his impeachment trial.

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Andrea Constand, a Canadian basketball coach at Temple University in the state, accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2004.

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