NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A man wrongfully convicted in the slaying of a rabbi has settled a lawsuit against New York City for $10 million.
Jabbar Collins’ settlement Tuesday comes a month after he settled a claim against the state for $3 million.
Collins’ lawyer Joel Rudin says the two settlements tie for the largest amount received by a wrongfully convicted New York City defendant, matching a June settlement with one of five men wrongly convicted for the 1989 Central Park jogger attack.
Collins was exonerated in 2010 after serving 15 years in prison for the 1994 murder of Rabbi Abraham Pollack, who was shot dead during a robbery in Williamsburg.
Collins’ 1995 conviction was overturned based on new findings that witnesses gave false testimony and Brooklyn prosecutors withheld favorable evidence from the defense.
Rudin said the city offered the settlement Monday.
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