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Friday, July 22, 2011

Lee's Summit to pay Ted White $15.5 million

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The city had tried to back out of the payment, saying that it would violate one of its ordinances. From The Star:

The city of Lee’s Summit announced today that it will pay a $15.5 million settlement to Ted White, a businessman wrongly convicted of sexual misconduct.

The city said the payment is part of an agreement will resolve all of White’s claims against Lee’s Summit and its former police chief, Ken Conlee.

After five years in prison, White won a $16 million judgment when a federal jury decided that a Lee’s Summit detective conspired with White’s wife to get White convicted of child sexual abuse charges. The detective, who is no longer with the department, later married White’s former wife.

I'm not sure if this is related to movement in the case from this past spring.

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