Casey Anthony Lawyer Writes George Zimmerman Judge
Jose Baez is angry over the state prosecutor's statement during last week's arguments on the state's second motion for a gag order that he believed Casey Anthony's defense attorney was reprimanded for inappropriate media comments. Never happened, according to this letter from Baez, posted today on the Court's Zimmerman case website.
It has come to my attention that some misrepresentations were made in your court on Friday, October 26,2012. As an officer of the court I feel obligated to bring them to your attention immediately. During oral arguments in the case of State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman, Assistant State attorney Bernie de la Rionda stated that he believed that I had been held in contempt by Judge Perry in the State of Florida vs. Casey Anthony, presumably for violating some rule or order relating to violating the rules of professional conduct involving statements to the media.
These representations are completely false. The only discipline ever handed down in the Casey Anthony case by any judge was a fine for a discovery violation. There was never any such discipline or admonishments relating to comments to the media to ever arise in the Casey Anthony case. (The Prosecution's motion for a gag order was denied by Judge Strickland.) I am available to the court if more clarification is needed. I am certain that Mr. De la Rionda was more careful with his other arguments, however, I will
ask him personally to please verify his facts in the future before recklessly attempting to
tarnish any other members of the Central Florida legal community.
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