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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

$2 million for wrongful arrest, two weeks in jail, accusation of being a terrorist

Brandon Mayfield, wrongfully accused of being involved in the Spanish commuter bombings, settled (see also CNN) his lawsuit against the government for $2 million.  He also received an apology:

The United States of America apologizes to Mr. Brandon Mayfield and his family for the suffering caused by the FBI's misidentification of Mr. Mayfield's fingerprint and the resulting investigation of Mr. Mayfield, including his arrest as a material witness in connection with the 2004 Madrid train bombings and the execution of search warrants and other court orders in the Mayfield family home and in Mr. Mayfield's law office.

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