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Alvarez settles with Koschman mom for $50,000 over coverup claim

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has agreed to a $50,000 settlement with David Koschman’s mother.

Nanci Koschman is dropping her court fight accusing prosecutors of taking part in a coverup to keep Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard. M. Daley, from being charged in the death of her son.

The $50,000 payment will come from Cook County taxpayers.

The settlement comes five months after City Hall paid Nanci Koschman $250,000 to drop similar claims against the Chicago Police Department and 21 current or former police officers who investigated the case in 2004 and 2011, both times refusing to charge Vanecko.

“It’s the end of a good fight,” Nanci Koschman said. “Did I win everything I wanted to? No, I didn’t get my son back.”

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