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$41-million settlement in 'Central Park Five' case gets final approval
$41-million settlement in 'Central Park Five' case gets final approval

A federal judge approved a $41-million settlement Friday for five black and Latino men who were wrongly accused in the brutal rape and beating of a Central Park jogger in 1989. While admitting no wrongdoing, the city will make the payouts to Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana Jr., Yusef Salaam and Korey Wise, each of whom served between six and 13 years in prison after the vicious attack captivated the media during a time when New York City was rife with crime and violence. Eventually, admitted serial rapist Matias Reyes told police he committed the assault, and DNA evidence confirmed the claim. McCray, Richardson, Santana Jr. and Salaam will each receive $7,125,000,...

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