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City Reaches Settlement With Man Who Served More Than 20 Years for Murder He Didn't Commit

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The city has reached a settlement with a Brooklyn man who was locked up for more than 20 years for a murder he didn't commit.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer says David Ranta will receive $6.4 million to settle a wrongful conviction lawsuit.

Ranta was released from prison last year after a judge vacated his conviction in the 1990 murder of prominent Rabbi Chaskel Werzberger.

The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office found that the investigation had been mishandled.

In an interview on NY1's Inside City Hall, Stringer said he believes that the settlement is fair.

"I thought it was time to settle this case," he said. "This man was wrongfully imprisoned. We worked with the Brooklyn District Attorney's office, we took, we looked at different evidence, and we came to a joint settlement."

Ranta's attorney said that he is still pursuing a lawsuit against the state.

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