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Man in St. Joseph County to be awarded thousands for being wrongly convicted and imprisoned

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Mich. -- A man in St. Joseph County will be awarded approximately $40,000 for being wrongly convicted and imprisoned.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel approved the compensation reward for Raymond McCann under the state’s Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act or WICA.

McCann was a reserve police officer that was charged with five counts of perjury, arising out of a 2007 murder case.

New evidence proved him innocent in the case and a St. Joseph County Prosecutor dismissed the charges.

The amount of compensation each person receives under WICA is based on how many years they were imprisoned up until their release.

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