- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 31, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - The lawyer for a man wrongly convicted in the killing of a nightclub bouncer says New York City and State have agreed to pay his client $2.6 million.

Olmedo Hidalgo spent almost 14 years in prison before being cleared in 2005 after new evidence surfaced.

He’s is one of two men convicted and sent to prison for the 1990 killing of a Palladium nightclub bouncer. The other man was retried in 2007 and acquitted.

Lawyer Irving Cohen says the city will pay $2 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit and the state will cough up the rest.

Officials from the offices of the district attorney and the New York attorney general declined to comment.


Information from: The New York Times, https://www.nytimes.com

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