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High profile compensation claims

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 1/08/2016


* David Bain: Acquitted at retrial of the 1994 killing of his Dunedin family after serving 13 years in jail. No compensation but $925,000 ex gratia payment for time taken

* Rex Haig: In 2005 denied compensation for wrongful conviction and 10 years in jail after it was deemed he had a hand in the 1995 murder of Mark Roderique on a fishing boat off the West Coast

* Teina Pora: Apology and $2.5 million for 21 years in prison after conviction for 1992 murder and rape of Susan Burdett was quashed by the Privy Council

* Arthur Allan Thomas: $1m for nine years in prison after wrongful conviction over the 1970 murders of Jeanette and Harvey Crewe south of Auckland

* David Dougherty: apology and nearly $900,000 for three years' jail after acquitted for 1992 rape of Auckland schoolgirl

* Aaron Farmer: apology and $352,000 for more than two years' jail for wrongful 2005 rape conviction in Christchurch

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