A man acquitted after a 23-year jail term had difficulty filing compensation in a Chicago bank.
Attorney Kathleen Zellner tells the Chicago Tribune that Darryl Fulton wanted to submit a check from the state of Illinois for nearly $ 169,900. The money is compensation for the time he has unlawfully spent in prison.
Zellner says a branch of Chase Bank initially said she had to confirm the check because the name of her company was under Fulton. Fulton's second attempt was hampered by signing the check. Zellner says she believes Chase refused to pay the check, "because he's a black man."
Chase said in a statement that the bank should have accepted Fulton's check. The bank did not address Zellner's racism allegations.
Fulton was convicted in 1
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