“Daley made no attempt to conceal his anger at Chief Procurement Officer Montel Gayles for initially banning convicted felon James Duff from doing business with the city for just three years, before switching to a lifetime ban,” the Sun-Times reports.
“Top mayoral aides have insisted that the decision to issue the death penalty against Duff and his two co-defendants was made in October 2007, and a letter was issued to that effect by Gayles’ acting predecessor. Gayles neglected to read the file in his haste to clear his desk of long-pending cases.
“‘He just should have read the file. The [letter] was in there,’ Daley told reporters.”
Produce that letter!