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$4,000 Settlement in Failure to Arraign

Washington State’s King County Jail has paid $4,000 to settle the claim of Michael Chiofar, which sought damages for the failure of the Jail to assure that he was arraigned within 72 hours of his arrest as required by Washington law. He claimed that he was arrested on November 29, 2002, but was not taken before a magistrate until December 18, 2002.

He claimed he was forced to sell a coin collection as a result and suffered emotional distress. The date of settlement is uncertain; Chiofar acted pro se. The documents related to this claim are available on PLN’s website. See: In re Chiofar, King County Claim No. 33489.

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Related legal case

In re Chiofar

Please see the brief bank for documents related to this claim.