CHICAGO, IL â€“ Former CTA board member Howard C. Medley is representing himself in filing a petition for Writ of Error Coram Nobis asking for a new trial 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at 219 South Dearborn.
The petition will prove (a) that Medley was denied effective assistance of counsel at his first and second trials in violations of the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and (b) there was insufficient evidence at his second trial resulting in his conviction. Mr. Medley should have these principles which are his fundamental Constitutional rights.
â€œThis petition is based on exculpatory tapes which Mr. Medley did not become aware of until both trials had been concluded. However, these tapes were in the possession of both counsels who represented Mr. Medley during both trials. The first trial ended in a hung jury. The second trial ended in being convicted and his being sentenced to 30-months for bribery along with a fine of $10,000.
It is Mr. Medleyâ€™s contention that had he been allowed to participate in the tactical planning and been informed of the existence of the exculpatory tapes, he would have been exonerated of all charges. He is now seeking a new trial so that a judge and/or jury can consider all of the evidence including the exculpatory tapes and clear his familyâ€™s good name.