Wrongfully imprisoned Seattle man accused of selling meth

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 15, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.



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SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle man who was wrongfully imprisoned for a decade and awarded nearly $500,000 from the state is back in custody.

The Seattle Times reports (http://bit.ly/1PfYrEk ) that 32-year-old Brandon Olebar has been accused of selling methamphetamine, driving a getaway car during a burglary and selling stolen guns.

Olebar was released in 2013 after spending 10 years in prison for a 2003 robbery during which a man was beaten unconscious. His conviction was based solely on witness testimony. He was the first person to receive wrongful-conviction compensation from the state.

Now he has three ongoing criminal complaints, two in King County Superior Court and another in U.S. District Court, accusing him of new crimes.

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This story has been corrected to reflect that Olebar spent a decade in prison, not decades.

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Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com

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