Wrongfully imprisoned Que. man seeks $30M from province

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Yves "Colossus" Plamondon is pictured in this March 13, 2014 file photo. (DANIEL MALLARD/QMI Agency)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:38 PM ET

MONTREAL -- Yves "Colossus" Plamondon spent 30 years in jail for three murders he says he didn't commit.

Now free, Plamondon is seeking $30 million from the province's Ministry of Justice and the Quebec Provincial Police for damages he suffered while wrongfully imprisoned.

Daniel Rock, Plamondon's lawyer, told QMI Agency that "police informants and judicial resources were inappropriately manipulated by the state."

Plamondon has always maintained his innocence. He was granted a new trial last November after the court revealed the defence was never made aware of contradictory testimony during Plamondon's initial trial.

In January, the crown announced that they would acquit Plamondon on one of the murder charges, and stop proceedings on the other two murder charges.

Rock has submitted a demand letter requesting that $30 million be put into trusteeship for Plamondon by May 13. A demand letter gives the recipient the chance to perform the obligation without having to go to court.


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