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Central Park Five Seek an Additional $52 Million After Reaching $41 Million Settlement for Wrongful Imprisonment in 1989 Rape of Jogger

Three of the Central Park Five. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Three of the Central Park Five. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

 

(New York Daily News) – After winning a landmark $41 million settlement from the city, the Central Park Five are looking to make New York State pay even more for their time behind bars, the Daily News has learned.

The quintet, wrongfully jailed for years in the 1989 rape and assault of a jogger, are now pursuing $52 million in damages from the state in the Court of Claims.

Their individual claims were reactivated after the deal with the city was approved in Manhattan Federal Court in September.

Defendant Raymond Santana, who spent nearly seven years in prison, said the second round of suits was warranted.

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