Daniele v. United States of America, No. 4:2014cv02100 - Document 48 (E.D. Mo. 2020)

Court Description: OPINION, MEMORANDUM and ORDER [See Full Order] IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Petitioners Motions for Error Coram Nobis [Doc. No. 43 , 44 , and 47 are DENIED.IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Petitioner shall not file any other motions for the relief sought in these motions. Signed by District Judge Henry Edward Autrey on 8/17/20. (EAB)
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Daniele v. United States of America Doc. 48 Case: 4:14-cv-02100-HEA Doc. #: 48 Filed: 08/17/20 Page: 1 of 4 PageID #: 409 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI EASTERN DIVISION ANTHONY DANIELE, Petitioner, vs. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, ) ) ) ) Case No: 4:14CV2100 HEA ) ) ) Respondent. OPINION, MEMORANDUM AND ORDER This matter is before the Court on Petitioner’s Motions for Error Coram Nobis [Doc. No.’s 43, 44, and 47]. The United States has responded to Document 43. For the reasons explained below, the “Motions” are denied. On March 27, 2019, the Court denied Petitioner’s Second Amended Petition for Writ of Coram Nobis. A motion to reconsider was also denied. Petitioner appealed the denial. On January 21, 2020, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals summarily affirmed this Court’s Judgment. Petitioner thereafter filed these Motions. The motions raise identical issues and issues that could have been raised in the original Writ but were not. Discussion As the Court discussed in its original denial of the writ, “[a] writ of coram nobis is an ‘extraordinary remedy,’ and courts should grant the writ ‘only under circumstances compelling such action to achieve justice’ and to correct errors ‘of Dockets.Justia.com Case: 4:14-cv-02100-HEA Doc. #: 48 Filed: 08/17/20 Page: 2 of 4 PageID #: 410 the most fundamental character.’” United States v. Camacho–Bordes, 94 F.3d 1168, 1173 (8th Cir. 1996) (quoting United States v. Morgan, 346 U.S. 502, 511– 12 (1954)). “Accordingly, a petitioner must show a compelling basis before coram nobis relief will be granted...and the movant must articulate the fundamental errors and compelling circumstances for relief in the application for coram nobis.” Id. (quotations and citations omitted); see also Morgan, 346 U.S. at 511 (“Continuation of litigation after final judgment and exhaustion or waiver of any statutory right of review should be allowed through this extraordinary remedy only under circumstances compelling such action to achieve justice.”). A petitioner must also provide sound reasons for his failure to seek appropriate earlier relief. See Morgan, 346 U.S. at 512; McFadden v. United States, 439 F.2d 285, 287 (8th Cir. 1971). A writ of error coram nobis cannot be used to relitigate issues already reviewed during prior post-conviction proceedings. See Willis v. United States, 654 F.2d 23, 24 (8th Cir. 1981) (per curiam) (absent credible new evidence or subsequent change in law, coram nobis petitioner is not entitled to another review of issues previously litigated and fully explored in § 2255 proceedings). The abuse-of-the-writ doctrine applies to claims not raised in prior writ applications, such as those brought in this petition. “[I]n general[, abuse-of-thewrit] prohibits subsequent habeas consideration of claims not raised, and thus defaulted, in the first federal habeas proceeding.” McCleskey v. Zant, 499 U.S. Case: 4:14-cv-02100-HEA Doc. #: 48 Filed: 08/17/20 Page: 3 of 4 PageID #: 411 467, 490 (1991). The doctrine “concentrate[s] on a petitioner's acts to determine whether he has a legitimate excuse for failing to raise a claim at the appropriate time.” Id. The abuse-of-the-writ doctrine applies to coram nobis cases. See United States v. Camacho-Bordes, 94 F.3d 1168, 1172-73 (8th Cir. 1996). The Government has raised the abuse of the writ in its response. The Court has previously denied Petitioner’s writ. The Appellate Court summarily affirmed the denial. Petitioner cannot now continue to file the same motions over and over and over and over. No further action will be taken by the Court in this regard. Although Petitioner claims he will continue to file the same motion until he gets relief, Petitioner will not be allowed to thwart this Court’s authority and is cautioned that failure to adhere to this Court’s Orders may give rise to a finding of contempt. This case is closed; there remains nothing to address. Petitioner shall not file additional motions for the same relief that has been denied. Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Petitioner’s Motions for Error Coram Nobis [Doc. No. 43, 44, and 47] are DENIED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Petitioner shall not file any other Case: 4:14-cv-02100-HEA Doc. #: 48 Filed: 08/17/20 Page: 4 of 4 PageID #: 412 motions for the relief sought in these motions. Dated this 17th day of August, 2020. _______________________________ HENRY EDWARD AUTREY UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE