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Federal Jury Awards $25 Million Payout To Wrongfully Convicted Chicago Man After Serving Over 20+Years!

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After spending almost 23 years in prison for a crime he maintains he maintains his innocence for Chicago resident Eddie Bolden walked out of prison back in 2016 a freed man!

ABC News claims a federal jury leaned in and unleashed a tsunami of funds his way recently to compensate him for this wrongful conviction.

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“An appellate court found his trial attorney was ineffective. The Cook County state’s attorney’s office dropped the case rather than put Bolden on trial again and he was granted a certificate of innocence, allowing him to receive state payment for his time in prison,”explains Yahoo two years prior to his 2016 release.

Bolden sued the city. His lawyer Ron Safer claimed his innocence for the killings of 24-year-old Derrick Frazier and 23-year-old Irving Clayton. The police had no evidence and detectives ignored key evidence.

Safer told the media after the jurors served up a win in the amount of $25 million for his client, “I think the jury recognized that he was victimized by a system that unfortunately has victimized people for too long, and they want it to stop.” 

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The Chicago Tribune noted that this payment made to the now 51 year old man, is said to be the largest amount given out in a wrongful conviction case for the city of Chicago. 

Cousins, what is the first thing you would do with your compensation funds if you were in this gentleman’s shoes and had just been vindicated ? Comment below

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