• FREE JOE HUNT

    New evidence in the “Billionaire Boys Club” case proves Joe Hunt’s innocence

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    Joe Hunt's Real Story

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Many people only know the tabloid and made-for-TV movie versions of Joe Hunt’s story. Learn the real story, and why he deserves release from prison.

ABOUT JOE

Many people only know the tabloid, book, TV or movie versions of the Billionaire Boys Club.

Joe Hunt, a working-class wunderkind who attended Los Angeles’s most prestigious prep school on a full scholarship, later formed an investment group with former classmates who wanted to show their wealthy parents they could succeed on their own.  The enterprise turned tragic when some of its members were charged with the murders of Hedayat Eslaminia (the father of a Boys Club associate) and of Ron Levin – a crafty grifter who conned the BBC and others out of millions before disappearing.

Thirty-five years after the club’s formation, there is much more to the story.

Although other Boys Club members received short-to-nonexistent prison sentences and although Levin’s body was never found (witnesses reported seeing him alive after his disappearance), Hunt was convicted of Levin’s murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole under legal theories that the state may abolish.

In addition, there are various groups pushing to substantially scale back the skyrocketing number of state inmates serving life without parole.

WHERE IS THE JUSTICE?

The 1980s tabloid sensation that was the Billionaire Boys Club case grabbed headlines and imaginations around the world, with its connections to wealth, crime, and Beverly Hills -- perfect fodder for a media frenzy. But the Hollywood dramatization of these events took a toll on real people.

Joe has admitted that the Billionaire Boys Club, which he started shortly after high school, was a pyramid scheme, and he's admitted to running it. But he is not a murderer.

Joe was acquitted of one murder charge, and his lawyers, friends, and supporters believe he would also have been acquitted of the Ron Levin "murder" (which may not have been a murder at all) if he had received a fair trial, with a competent attorney and an unbiased judge.

At present, Joe's pending claim asserts that his Sixth Amendment rights to counsel were violated by his unprepared and inadequate trial lawyer, and that the judge in his case had a conflict of interest. Learn more.

If you believe in hope, justice, and rehabilitation, join our cause, and give hope not only to Joe Hunt, but to prisoners everywhere sentenced to life without parole -- "the other death penalty."

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