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Linn County to pay $285,000 to wrongfully jailed man

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An Iowa county has agreed to pay $285,000 to an Arizona man who was arrested, transported across the country and jailed for 68 days for a crime that he didn't commit. The payment will resolve a federal lawsuit that 23-year-old Joseph McBride filed this month against Linn County and its longtime top prosecutor, County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden. McBride was wrongly accused of participating in a 2017 home invasion in Cedar Rapids, his former hometown.

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