- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 26, 2017

SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle man paid nearly $500,000 by the state and freed after serving 10 years in prison for a robbery he didn’t commit has been sentenced to prison for drug- and gun-related felonies.

The Seattle Times reported (https://goo.gl/zL88qG ) Tuesday that 34-year-old Brandon Olebar pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and being a felon with a firearm.

He was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 3½ years in prison.

In 2013, Olebar became the first to receive wrongful-conviction compensation from the state after Innocence Project Northwest lawyers convinced King County prosecutors that they convicted the wrong man.

He was arrested in January 2016 after police, using an undercover informant, determined that Olebar was selling methamphetamine, had driven a getaway car after a burglary and was peddling stolen guns out of a suburban Seattle house.



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Information from: The Seattle Times, https://www.seattletimes.com

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