Tuesday, July 21, 2009

No Damages For Wrongfully Convicted Montreal Man

Michel Dumont, shown in a file photo from 2009, was wrongfully convicted of rape.

From The CBC:

A Montreal man who served more than three years in prison for a crime he didn't commit lost his lawsuit Monday for damages against the provincial and federal governments.

Michel Dumont was convicted almost 20 years ago of sexually assaulting a woman in Boisbriand, Que., who later said he wasn't the attacker.

Dumont claimed more than $2.5 million in damages from Quebec and the Canadian government for the way his case was handled.

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Update: Court rejects wrongfully convicted man's bid for financial compensation -- CTV

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