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Charity Case 

The adopted infant of a soap opera star and a relative of the baby's biological father are central to a murder investigation.


Michael Pressman


Dick Wolf (created by), Nicholas Wootton




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse L. Martin ... Detective Ed Green
Milena Govich ... Detective Nina Cassady
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Lieutenant Anita Van Buren
Sam Waterston ... E.A.D.A. Jack McCoy
Alana De La Garza ... A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa
Fred Thompson ... D.A. Arthur Branch (as Fred Dalton Thompson)
Anna Chlumsky ... Mary Calvin
Aliya Campbell Aliya Campbell ... Lashonda Harris
Billy Burke ... Attorney Farmer
Jennifer Beals ... Sofia Archer
Kola Ogundiran Kola Ogundiran ... Ephraim Mogae
Brian Avers ... Marlon Cooper
Tim Barker ... Dwayne McCready
John Livingstone Rolle John Livingstone Rolle ... Festus Lepetu
Carmen Roman ... Judge Louise Einhorn


A celebrity couple is out with their adopted child when someone shoots the husband. Green and Cassady investigate and learn the shooter is the father of the baby they adopted from Africa. The man agrees to plead guilty if he can see his son. When the baby is brought to him he says the baby is not his son. That's when they set out to find out if what he is saying is true. They learn it's true so what happened to the baby. The nanny reveals that the baby died and they were worried what would happened if it got out that the baby they adopted died. So they paid the nanny to get rid of the body and find them another one. Written by

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Do you know how many other children will live years past their life expectancy because of me?
29 January 2018 | by CeccacciPaolo1977See all my reviews

A renowned actress was about to get an ice cream when his husband was shot dead outside the parlor. She recently adopted an african toddler and she became the target of paparazzi and organizations because she spent only few days in the african Country instead of the couple of years needed. This illegal adoption led detectives to the biological father, an illegal immigrant whose son was actually took away from him in an unorthodox way by the cover girl. Detectives and attorneys were all shocked when the father at prison figured out someone replaced his son with another baby and DNA test proved it. Where is the missing child? Buried in a dark spot in a park by the nanny (Anna Chlumsky) with several broken bones, but the plot is not over yet.....

Money can buy everything, but not your freedom. You can't be above the law only because you are rich and famous. At the end Rubirosa confessed to McCoy she wishes she could have a child. Producers didn't want to have issues with an african nation, so they made up a phony Country called Mamuno.

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12 January 2007 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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