CHICAGO
05/02/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Cook County Pays Leroy Orange, Former Death Row Inmate, $525,000 For Wrongful Conviction

The Cook County Board today agreed to pay $525,000 to a former Death Row inmate already given $5.5 million by the city to settle a wrongful conviction lawsuit.

The money due under the settlement approved by the board will be paid to Leroy Orange in five equal installments, the last of which is due in January 2014. He spent 19 years behind bars until former Gov. George Ryan pardoned him in 2003.

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