Mike Nifong cited more than $180 million dollars in liabilities and only $243,898 in assets of real and personal property.
He filed for protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday, the same day defendants were required to respond to a sweeping federal
civil lawsuit filed in October by the three exonerated players Nifong falsely accused of rape.
In the October lawsuit, attorneys for the three players accused
Nifong, the city of Durham, police investigators and others of
conducting "one of the most chilling episodes of premeditated
police, prosecutorial and scientific misconduct in modern American
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