IL Jury Gives Ex-Gang Member $22M for Wrongful Conviction

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Two years ago, a federal jury in Chicago handed a mere $80,000 to a wrongfully convicted ex-El Rukn gang member who spent more than a decade on Death Row only to be cleared of a double murder. Nathson Fields called it a “travesty” at the time and he called for a federal investigation. A judge ordered a do-over within a year because another former gang member had gone free under suspicious circumstances. The case went to trial . . .

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