BOSTON (CBS) – A reputed mobster who spent 33 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit has passed away.

In 2007, a federal judge ruled the FBI framed Peter Limone and another man.

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He ordered them free and awarded Limone a $26 million settlement.

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WBZ’s Dan Rea investigated the case since 1993 and was instrumental in getting the conviction overturned.

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Limone lost a five-year battle with cancer Monday. He was 83 years old.