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Mar162011

CIA Contractor Freed in Pakistan After Deal Made with Victims' Families

Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images(LAHORE, Pakistan) -- The case of an American CIA contractor who was imprisoned in Pakistan for shooting two men in January has come to a stunning end.

ABC News confirmed Wednesday that Raymond Davis was released after the families of the two victims signed a statement of forgiveness in court.  The families will each receive an estimated $1.2 million for a total of $2.4 million, according to Davis' attorney.

Davis, a former Green Beret, was consulting on security work in Lahore on Jan. 27 when he claims two men tried to rob him. He told Pakistani authorities that he shot the men in self-defense.

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