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Wrongfully convicted NYC man settles suit for $10M

NEW YORK — New York City will pay a $10 million settlement to a Brooklyn man who spent 15 years in prison on a wrongful murder conviction built on fabricated testimony and hidden exculpatory evidence, the man’s lawyer said Tuesday.

The settlement with Jabbar Collins, 42, is the latest multimillion dollar payout under first-year Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose administration has worked to end longstanding litigation.

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Collins said that the settlement recognized ‘‘the enormity of the harm that was done to me and my family’’ and accomplished the last of three goals for his 2011 lawsuit.

The others, he said, were to expose the ‘‘illegal practices’’ of former Brooklyn district attorney Charles Hynes and drive him from office.

Associated Press

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