NYC OKs proposed Central Park jogger case deal

Manhattan and Central Park seen from the "Top of the Rock" observation deck at Rockefeller Center on October 23, 2012 in New York City. (File) (Mario Tama, Getty Images)
Manhattan and Central Park seen from the "Top of the Rock" observation deck at Rockefeller Center on October 23, 2012 in New York City. (File) (Mario Tama, Getty Images)
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Updated: 6/26 12:38 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City comptroller on Thursday approved a tentative $40 million settlement with the five men who were wrongly convicted for the 1989 Central Park jogger attack.

The settlement also requires approval by a federal judge.

Comptroller Scott Stringer said Thursday that the settlement "closes a very difficult chapter" in the city's history.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has called it "a moral issue."

The five black and Hispanic defendants were found guilty as teenagers in the attack on a white woman — an investment banker — who had gone for a run in the park.

They served six to 13 years in prison. Their convictions were thrown out in 2002 because of evidence that someone else, acting alone, committed the crime.

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