Money raised for the Innocence Project
WEST PALM BEACH criminal defense attorney Nellie King and Innocence Project of Florida Executive Director Seth Miller addressed more than 200 guests at Stand Up for Innocence, an annual fundraiser for the Innocence Project of Florida. The event at the Kelsey Theater in Lake Park, which King co-chaired, was one of three featuring comedians Ian Bagg, Karen Rontowski, and Tony V. The other events were in Naples and Ft. Lauderdale. No laughing matter, the Innocence Project of Florida has freed 17 men who collectively spent more than 300 years in prison for crimes they did not commit. The Florida Bar Foundation has long been the organization’s largest funder, but event sponsors and donors are critical to supporting the work of the Tallahassee-based nonprofit.