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Casey Anthony's Lawyer

SHE'S NOT SAFE IN FLORIDA

8/3/2011 6:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

080311_jose_baez_videoCasey Anthony's lawyer says Anthony could be in danger if she's required to return to Florida this week to meet with a probation officer -- telling Matt Lauer, "The last thing we wanna do is put Casey in harm's way."

Attorney Jose Baez appeared on "Today" this morning ... and explained, "We have an issue of safety." He was not specific about the potential threat.

Earlier this week, Judge Stan Strickland ordered Anthony back to Orlando to begin probation for a 2010 check fraud conviction. Baez believes the judge is exceeding his authority by requiring Anthony to return to Florida because the Department of Corrections already certified that she completed her probation.

But around the same time Baez appeared on "Today" -- Judge Strickland officially recused himself from the case ... but did not give a reason for his decision to step down. 

No word on who will replace Strickland --or if that person will enforce his order requiring Casey to return to Florida.

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Pegasus    

Famed Attorney Claims New Casey Anthony Pics Are FakeFamed Attorney Claims New Casey Anthony Pics Are Fake
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Posted on Aug 04, 2011 @ 06:30PM print it send it
Splash NewsBy Jen Heger - Radar Legal Editor

Famed attorney, Mark Geragos, who is an acquaintance of Casey Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, made a stunning revelation on Dr. Drew's HLN TV show Wednesday night -- claiming recent pictures of Casey, reportedly taken in Ohio, "weren't her."

Geragos was emphatic that the pictures, released earlier this week, purporting to be Casey, weren't of her.

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The alleged potos of Anthony show her walking into an Ohio Old Navy store, wearing an Ohio State University baseball hat.

A source close to the situation tells RadarOnline.com: "Mark has firsthand knowledge of the situation, and says those pictures of Casey are fake. He won't reveal how he knows this information, or who the woman in the pictures truly is."

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The mystery deepens regarding the whereabouts of Anthony, as Casey's lawyers are due in an Orlando courtroom tomorrow to discuss whether or not Casey will be forced return to Florida as part of her probation stemming from a previous check fraud conviction.

Mark Geragos didn't immediately return calls seeking comment.

1137 days ago
107.

samantha.    

shes not safe anywhere! we even hate her in canada... ha!

1137 days ago
108.

knight0001    

I say they need to dismiss the probation so the defense can't continue sucking money out of the tax payors of Florida. Sure they want to come to her defense again, she's their cash cow. Probation in jail is only for extreme cases. Everybody that goes to jail has to complete a rebilation through probation. Being in jail to face capital murder charges does not count, but I say let the b*tch go. The state probably thought they would get a conviction so they screwed up. I say don't give those leeches any more excuses the bleed the state. Let her go!

1136 days ago
109.

LYNN    

Hey Jose, do you think anybody really cares about her safety,not likely........... I am insulted,you would think that the public would buy into this poor me thing your throwing out there and even worst expect us to feel sorry for her. A master of deception is what she is and I doubt very much she is suffering from any mental issues like you would have us think. No way Jose........I hope she has to look over her shoulder for the rest of her worthless life. That will be her cross to bear so suck it up Casey........A

1134 days ago
110.

LYNN    

Tell you what all, starting tonight. Any network or mags who flashes the faces of Casey,jurors,or the sleazy Jose and dream team I will never watch or support again. I have a block list going and I will not be a part of this sick scam. Everybody should turn their heads the other way.....forget about this B and her supporters. They can't sell something if no ones interested. Who cares anyway,she history. let it go..............A

1134 days ago
111.

Deborah Brown    

Baez and her legal team can just keep her in that California mansion as far as I'm concerned... they just need to stop jamming her photos down our throats. The public does NOT want to see her, hear any more lies from her, etc... The only ones who want anything to do with her is her defense team. Let them keep her, the media will gain respect if it does not buy photos... TMZ, you should be ashamed of yourself... the public knows all about the sneaky way you set up "sightings" and sell the photos to networks while paying her a fortune. That's just repulsive and I think TMZ owes the public an apology. We don't want to see that crap!

1134 days ago
112.

Golfing Granny    

So let JB be her body guard for next for heaven's sake. I wouldn't spend another dime of taxpayer money on this loser.

1118 days ago
113.

sherry sylvester    

SHE ISN'T SAFE ANYWHERE, THIS IS JUST A WAY OF KEEPING HER OUT OF FLORIDA TO COMPLETE HER PROBATION. COME ON, WE ARE NOT STUPID!!!!!!!!

1117 days ago
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