Wrongfully Convicted Man Headed Back to Prison


Donte Booker

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CLEVELAND – A man who was awarded $600,000 after being wrongfully convicted of rape is headed back to prison.

Donte Booker spent sixteen years in prison after wrongly being convicted of rape in 1987.

He was cleared of the crime by DNA in 2005.

Tuesday, Booker was found guilty of attempted possession of more than five kilograms of cocaine after an undercover sting operation, according to federal documents.

According to a federal indictment, Booker planned to rob a drug dealer who was really an undercover agent.

Booker spoke with Fox 8 News in 2005, shortly after he was cleared of the rape charge.

“I have no animosity against no one, what was done is done, I just want to try to get on with my life,” Booker said.

Since his release, Booker has also been convicted of several crimes, including abduction, felony assault and identity theft, according to the Cuyahoga County Court website.

He is slated to be sentenced June 17.

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