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Cops, Courts & Conspiracies…

Over the course of some 400 published articles in this blog, I’ve written a number that refer to my criminal case. For easy reference, I will condense here the basic elements that led to that trial, conviction and sentence.

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia...

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia…

The trial itself was a 2-wk affair before a jury in Detroit federal court, Aug-Sept of 1990 before Judge Bernard A. Friedman.

A former Wayne County prosecutor, he was appointed to the bench by Ronald Reagan in 1988. I was his first major trial. more…

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Trials & Tribulations (3)…

(NOTE: In the first of this 3-part series concerning my case and charges, I spoke briefly of my arrest by SEMCO (SouthEast Michigan Criminal Org task-force) in Detroit, February 11th, 1989, and the year leading up to it. In the second article, I reference the two-week trial by jury in August of 1990.

Nick Medvecky 2011...

Nick Medvecky 2011…

Certain commentators have remarked on my admission of being involved in the drug business while also denying guilt.  Circa 1983, when the CIA and its contractors popularized crack on the West Coast to finance the White House Contra War, most of us on the left soon got out of that business.

Crack cocaine* was devastating to the black and poor communities; there was no longer any political justification for including cocaine in our fund-raising and certain leadership made the decision to forbid further Movement involvement in that trade.

By the time 1989 rolled around, we had been out of that business over 5-yrs.  This conspiracy case involves the gov’t (failing to entrap me with their informant) inserting me into a conspiracy of which I was never a member.  I make no other claims of “innocence.” more…

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Trials & Tribulations (2)…

(NOTE: This is the second of 3 articles on the gov’ts original case against me. The first spoke to the preceding circumstances leading to the bust. Here, I speak to the gov’ts case at trial.)

Probably the greatest error that I committed in the case was in briefly becoming a fugitive.  The second error was returning.  But that was all now 26 years ago… (This article is updated as of August 2015.)

Detroit: Wayne County Jail…

Despite a written surrender agreement, the feds threw me in the Wayne County Jail. Normally, federal prisoners are held at FCI Milan outside of Detroit.

One of the Sheriff’s Deputies I knew (where, as an investigator I used to visit clients) told me that the feds ordered the “special treatment” because I refused to “cooperate.” Well, they got that right. more…

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Trials & Tribulations (1)…

(NOTE: Given popular request, the following 3 articles over this next week will speak to the preceding circumstances, trial and some commentary concerning the origins of my case.)

Nick Medvecky 2011

Nick Medvecky 2011

On April the 5th, 1990, I started a 25-yr sentence in federal prison. On Friday, July the 8th, 2011, I will have completed that time.

I served 16-yrs in high and medium-security prisons, another 4-yrs in federal prison camps, and the past 2-yrs on restricted home arrest. I was 47 when I started this journey. (Now in 2015, I’m 73.) In many respects, I might as well have been off-planet. more…

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