After being imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, Raymond Santana contacted Ava DuVernay via Twitter. The pair are the directors of the critically acclaimed Netflix show When They See Us. The film is based on the life of a young man named Raymond, played by Marquis Rodriguez. He later moved to New York City and started his own clothing line, Park Madison NYC.
While imprisoned for a crime he did not commit, Raymond Santana was able to complete his degree. He was jailed for four years and was convicted of raping a woman in Central Park. While he was incarcerated, he completed his education in a jail, earning a BA in psychology. He then went on to graduate from Bronx Preparatory High School in 2017. His net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
After his release, he sued the city of New York and got a $41.0 million settlement from the city. The Central Park Five, who allegedly murdered Trisha Meili, were sentenced to prison for the crime. Afterwards, they were found innocent. After serving their sentences, Raymond Santana was released and sued the city of New York. He also sued the city for racial discrimination, emotional abuse, and malicious prosecution. The case was recently settled, and Antron McCray was ordered to pay $175 million USD to his former victims.
In addition to his business ventures, Raymond Santana also founded a clothing line, Park Madison NYC, which is named for the neighborhood where he grew up. He was convicted of a rape and murder case that he did not commit. The prosecution accused the other five teens, and they were eventually exonerated. Upon completing their trials, Santana was freed, and he received $7.1 million in a settlement.
During the depression years, he and Nekesta Samone Shelton had a child. While they were in prison for five years, they were still married and had a daughter together. After his release from prison, they established a clothing line with the names of the Central Park Five. Both men were convicted of crimes they did not commit and received several life-changing sentences. Despite their experiences, they have been able to move forward and are now living successful lives.
According to his personal finances, Raymond Santana has a net worth of approximately $5 million. His wife, Delishis, and two daughters, Melia Symone and Raymond, were married for eight years. They also have a daughter, Melia Symone. The actress is also married to former wife Nekesta Samone Shelton. The two have a daughter, Melia Symon, and a son named Ray.
While his sentence was canceled in 2002, his sentence was later reversed in 2003. This was due to the recommendation of the Manhattan District Attorney. The three men involved in the crime were jailed for five years before being exonerated. Their sentence was changed because they were not convicted of rape, but the two men’s convictions were overturned because the prosecutor did not want to pay their attorney fees.
In 2002, Raymond was released from prison. The Manhattan District Attorney recommended that his convictions be overturned. After five years, he was exonerated. However, the former gangster filed a lawsuit against New York City and was later awarded $41.0 million. The lawsuit aimed to clear his name, which was overturned in 2015. As a result of his exoneration, he was able to win a trial in New York City.
As of 2016, he was convicted of rape and sentenced to prison. During the trial, he was given an opportunity to defend himself. His lawyer, Antron McCray, said Santana deserved a fair trial. Ultimately, the five teenagers were found guilty and were sentenced to pay $1 million. The case settled in September 2016. The judge had to find them guilty after a public outcry.