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Forest Shomberg's family will take his case back to claims board this week

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The family of a Wisconsin man who died after denied compensation for a wrongful conviction will continue to press his case before the Wisconsin Claims Board in a hearing set for Wednesday, according to an attorney representing his family.

Forest Shomberg spent six years in prison for a sexual assault before DNA evidence cleared him in 2009.

In 2012, the claims board voted unanimously against his claim for $102,500 in compensation. He asked for the state maximum $25,000 for his wrongful conviction and more than $77,000 for legal fees.

An Eau Claire court reversed the board's decision in June 2013 and ordered it to hear Shomberg's case again. Shomberg was found dead in a parked car in Madison two months later.


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