Man wrongly imprisoned for 25 years sues for millions - CBS46 News

Man wrongly imprisoned for 25 years sues for millions

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Jonathan Fleming was released  in April after 25 years in jail. (Source: WABC/CNN) Jonathan Fleming was released in April after 25 years in jail. (Source: WABC/CNN)

NEW YORK (WABC/CNN) - A man wrongly incarcerated for 25 years is suing New York City.

Jonathan Fleming's attorney filed a notice of claim to sue the city for $162 million on Wednesday.

Fleming was convicted of a 1989 murder and sent to prison, but he always maintained his innocence.

He was released from jail in April after a lengthy investigation confirmed authorities had the wrong man.

His attorney says Fleming is seeking compensation for the loss of wages, companionship and emotional anguish.

A New York City law department spokesman says the agency will review the claim.

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