Man Who Spent 20 Years In Jail Wins Largest Payout In USA History

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One man who found himself wrongfully convicted of rape and the murder of 11-year-old Holly Staker – only to find said conviction overturned in January of 2012 has found himself now on the receiving end of the largest wrong conviction payout in American history.

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Juan Rivera, of Lake County, has pocketed $20 million, but after seeing his reputation tarnished and his life turned upside down, not to mention TWENTY years of his life spent in prison, we think that might not be enough.

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The man himself will speak to the press through his lawyers, Loevy & Loevy Attorneys, once the news has settled in but not only does he have to process the fact that a year of his freedom is apparently worth $1 million, he also has to readjust to life after the ordeal.

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[via ABC Chicago]

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