Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman Apologizes, Pays Contractor $1.6 Million

A contractor wrongly accused of ripping off a suburban Philadelphia church is getting an apology and $1.6 million as part of a lawsuit settlement.

The Philadelphia Inquirer said the lawsuit settles claims that Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman brought unfounded theft charges against Radnor building contractor Walter Logan.

Ferman apologized to Logan, whose alleged crimes she once called "particularly despicable" and "really very low."

Logan was arrested and charged in 2009 with swindling hundreds of thousands of dollars from Salem Baptist Church of Jenkintown after a contract dispute.

An independent arbiter later found that it was the church who bilked Logan out of payment for his work.

In a statement released Tuesday by Logan's attorneys, Ferman said there was "no credible evidence" against Logan.

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