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A Chicago man who was pardoned after spending more than seven years in prison for an armed robbery he didn't commit has reached a $7.5 million settlement with a northern Indiana city and former police officers, his attorney said Wednesday.

A judge on Friday threw out 44 more convictions tied to a former Chicago police sergeant who regularly framed people for drug crimes they didn't commit, exonerations that victim advocates said would be among the last from one of the most disgraceful chapters in the department's history.

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