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Man freed in 'doppleganger' case facing federal indictment

 


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man who was released from prison and awarded $1 million for his wrongful conviction has been indicted on weapons and drug charges.

Federal prosecutors say Richard Jones is charged in a five-count indictment returned Wednesday by a grand jury. He is charged with possessing cocaine and methamphetamine and being a felon in possession of weapons.

The Kansas City Star reports Jones' original conviction became known as the "doppleganger" case after he was wrongfully convicted of a robbery that he said was committed by someone who looks like him.

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