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Amanda Knox's Ex-Boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito Seeks $545K for Jail Time



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    In this file photo, Raffaele Sollecito talks to the media during a press conference in Rome, Monday, March 30, 2015. Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were innocent in her British roommate's murder through multiple trials and nearly four years in jail, was vindicated Friday when Italy's highest court threw out their convictions once and for all. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend is seeking $545,000 in compensation for wrongful imprisonment after spending nearly 4 years in jail over the murder of his former flame's roommate, his lawyer said Thursday.

    Italian Raffaele Sollecito 's lawyer Giulia Bongiorno told NBC News Thursday that her client has applied for the maximum possible amount of compensation allowed under Italian law.

    Sollecito and Knox, from Seattle, were cleared last March of the murder of British exchange student Meredith Kercher in 2007.