- Associated Press - Monday, May 5, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a man who said he was falsely arrested on a prostitution charge outside a Manhattan adult video store in 2008.

Robert Pinter’s attorneys announced the deal Monday. A city Law Department spokesman says the settlement “was in the best interest of all parties.”

Pinter says the settlement was a victory for 40 or so men arrested falsely outside six Manhattan adult video stores in a police sweep. Activists said the sweep was discriminatory. They say it targeted minorities believed to be gay.

Pinter stands to receive only $50,000 of the settlement. Lawyers say the rest will pay attorneys’ fees and other court-related costs.

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