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CitationBaba-Ali v. State, 799 N.Y.S.2d 101 (N.Y. App. Div. 2005)
CrimeSex crimes
Pros. First NameUKN
Pros. Last NameUKN
Trial Year1989
BodyAppeals court
OpinionThe New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, held that: (1) defendant's attorney did not afford meaningful representation, and (2) the prosecution inexcusably withheld exculpatory medical records until eve of trial: "[T]he People's withholding of the CHOP medical records until the eve of trial inexcusable. Knowing full well that those medical records tended to exonerate the defendant, the People failed to give them to the defense counsel, even though they were under court order to do so and had had them in their possession for several months. These records were not even presented to the Grand Jury. Had the defendant known of the existence of those medical records well in advance of the trial, as he should have, there is a 'reasonable possibility' that the outcome of the trial would have been different [citation omitted]." Well over a decade after his wrongful imprisonment, in 2005, the defendant was able to recover damages for unjust conviction and imprisonment pursuant to state law.
Determination Year2012
Misconduct TypeP
C/S EffectReversal of conviction
Pros. Misc. ReportedUKN
Sanction TypeUKN
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