Man Used Wrongful Conviction Funds to Rebuild IL Gang

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Thaddeus Jimenez won a staggering $25 million verdict in 2012 for his wrongful murder conviction in Illinois. But instead of building a new life, he used the windfall to rejuvenate his old gang, paying recruitment bonuses, buying guns and fancy cars, and even giving cash prizes to members willing to tattoo their faces with the Simon City Royals insignia, the Chicago Tribune reports . . .

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