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Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Francois A. Rivera “had not paid any money for his judicial position,” the New York Post acknowledged yesterday in a published item, apparently bringing to an end the judge’s five-year-old defamation lawsuit against the newspaper. Justice Rivera sued the Post in 2006 after it published several articles saying he was under investigation by the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office for allegedly paying $50,000 for a Democratic nomination. But the newspaper said that it had learned during the lawsuit that the judge had not paid any money for a spot on the ballot. “The Post believes that it had appropriate sources for the articles. The lawsuit has now been settled to the parties’ mutual satisfaction,” the item stated.

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