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September 26, 2014 at 10:12 AM

Wrongfully convicted Seattle man awarded nearly $500,000

A Seattle man who spent 10 years in prison after he was wrongfully convicted of robbery and burglary was awarded $496,712 during a hearing Friday morning in King County Superior Court. “My plan is to just take it one step at a time,” said Brandon Olebar, the first person freed through the work of the Innocence Project…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Innocence Project Northwest, King County Superior Court, wrongful conviction

February 19, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Lawyer wants $2.5M in legal fees from Clark County

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — A lawyer wants a federal judge to order Clark County to pay $2.5 million in legal fees on top of the $9 million a jury awarded to a former Vancouver police officer who was wrongfully convicted of molestation. In a motion filed Tuesday in Tacoma, attorney Kathleen Zellner requested hourly rates…


Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Clark County, U.S. District Court, Vancouver Police Department