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US settles in wrongful arrest

From CNN.com: An Oregon lawyer wrongly arrested and accused of involvement in the 2004 Madrid train bombings has settled a lawsuit against the U.S. government for $2 million, attorneys told CNN on Wednesday. Brandon Mayfield was arrested in Portland, Oregon, on a material witness warrant in May 2004, less than two months after the train bombings. The settlement was confirmed by both sides. It was reached Tuesday during a conference with a federal judge, attorneys said. The FBI identified Mayfield’s fingerprint on a blue plastic bag containing detonators found in a van used by the bombers. However, the FBI’s fingerprint identification

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