$10 million to wrongfully convicted New York man

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NEW YORK (AP) — A man wrongfully convicted in the slaying of a rabbi in Brooklyn has settled a lawsuit against New York City for $10 million.

Jabbar Collins' settlement Tuesday comes a month after he settled a claim against the state for $3 million.

Collins' lawyer says together the settlements tie for the largest amount ever received by a wrongfully convicted defendant in the city.

Collins was exonerated in 2010 after serving 15 years in prison.

His 1995 conviction was overturned based on new findings that witnesses gave false testimony and prosecutors withheld favorable evidence from the defense.

Lawyer Joel Rudin said the city offered the settlement Monday.

He says Collins' total matches the city's June settlement with one of the five men wrongly convicted for the 1989 Central Park jogger attack.

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