By Sandra Rose  | 

Central Park 5

A federal judge has signed off on a $41 million settlement for the five men who were wrongly convicted of raping and beating a Central Park jogger 24 years ago. The settlement ends a long battle with the city of NY.

From NY Daily News:

A federal court judge on Friday officially signed off on the wrongfully-convicted quintet’s $41 million settlement with the city, court records show.

The five black and Latino men were convicted and jailed 24 years ago for a brutal “wilding” attack on a Central Park jogger that rocked the city. The men, who claimed their confessions were coerced, all served their sentences when career criminal Matias Reyes confessed to the crime. His story claim was backed up by DNA evidence.

Under the deal approved by Magistrate Judge Ronald Ellis, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Yusef Salaam and Kevin Richardson will get $7.125 million for their years in prison, while Korey Wise will receive $12.25 million.

The city will also pay an additional $285,000 in legal fees.

The city, however, doesn’t admit to any wrongdoing in the case.

“Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to be an admission by any of the defendants that they have in any manner or way violated plaintiffs’ rights,” the settlement papers say.

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    • luVn_liFe…

      Good for them, it aint enough!
      but they can buy alot of Waterford though :eek:

    • VDot

      While that money is nice, you can't really put a price on freedom :no:

    • CocoKhaleesi

      WHAT?!?1 you tell me that these 5 men of color were wrongly arrested and convicted of a crime that they did not commit....AND in New York??? Nooo this can't be....The city feels that they can just throw money at the problem without taking ownership..... so sick of this foolishness...gonna punch the first pale face I see and blame Auntie Sandra for it :hide:

    • luVn_liFe…

      gonna punch the first pale face I see and blame Auntie Sandra for it
      :lol: girl settle down.

    • CocoKhaleesi

      :sideeye: ....wait was he in the middle of scratching an itch?

    • DYmondgurl

      gonna punch the first pale face I see and blame Auntie Sandra for it
      +1 for face cradder :box:

    • San ah make ya dance

      Terrible just terrible. Imagine how many still serving time for nothing :no:

    • sassyshe

      So happy for them, glad they didnt have them tied up in a 20 year lawsuit like they typically do

    • sassyshe

      I remember this case...they started issuing curfews for the park and they had no concrete evidence against these men but they went after them mercilessly and their faces were plasted on every news paper.

    • Buttercup

      I was headed to Wally World to get my baby some fruitables since Target is out. I pulled in to see Khia's Thug Misses van in the parking lot :wail:

    • http://Twitter@MsMarcella Afiya

      Too little too late :rolleyes: What they put them boys through :cry:

    • Kanyade

      Such a payout is still not as meaningful as an admission and apology---but really an admission. Still I hope it can provide something for these men.

    • bnatural

      NY has the audacity to not acknowledge any wrongdoing in this case...well the settlement speaks volumes....cases like these are coming out left and right now....I just heard about the brothers who were released after they were accused of raping a woman....they spent 30 years behind bars....BROTHERS!!!!

    • aaron

      I thank God they won their case, but they will never get back the 24 years the system stole from them.

    • pointhimout

      I'll watch the documentary on Netflix this weekend.

    • JerseyGirl68


      I know their attorneys will be happy to receive their settlement checks in their trust accounts so they can get paid.

      These young men deserve more.

    • Kristyn

      So NYC doesnt acknowledge the wrongdoing but awards the money? Oh okay, that makes sense to me. I guess -__________-

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    • m9ser1

      #NYMilitia against citizens

    • Crimsontide