Black Man Awarded Nearly $10 Million For Spending 30 Years In Prison After NYPD Framed Him For Rape and Robbery at 17-years-old

He spent almost three decades behind bars for a rape and robbery he didn’t commit — but now Mark Denny has nearly 10 million reasons to celebrate.

Comptroller Scott Stringer has quietly agreed to approve paying Denny a $9.75 million settlement — avoiding a potential $50 million lawsuit against the city and the NYPD that would have alleged cops framed the now-cleared ex-con, according to records obtained by The Post through the Freedom of Information Law.

In exchange, Denny on May 24 signed off on “general release” papers with the comptroller’s office, surrendering his right to sue the city and hold it liable for his arrest and incarceration.

“It was in the best interest of the city to settle pre-litigation

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