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Casey Anthony's Lawyer

Bring on the Investigation!

8/18/2011 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Casey Anthony
's attorney, Jose Baez, isn't concerned ONE BIT that the Florida State Bar has decided to investigate him over ethics concerns -- telling TMZ, he's used to being put through the wringer.

Jose tells us, he's "looking forward to the bar completing its investigation, so that it can be dismissed just like the 20 previous complaints."

Jose adds, "It is part of the job whenever you fight an unpopular cause."

As we previously reported -- Jose is being investigated for allegedly hiding information from the court ... after a clerical error gave Casey an unintentional break in her probation.


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106.

Pegasus    

Lin:

Yes, Casey may have gotten away with Murdering her beautiful daughter and treating her as though she is garbage - but at least she has to serve probation for her check fraud. Its something, although not much, and certainly not what what she so rightfully deserves to recieve by a long shot! I'll still bet that NO ONE there in Florida will be able to find her, much less see anything happen to "Poor Little Casey Anthony". Everyone hates me - and is against me - boo hoo hoo! Well, I have all new friends now to lie too and screw over - so too bad! And my lawyer - Baez and Cheney are going to help and protect me.

Can only hope that the Bar Association there in Florida has enough sense - to look at all of Baez pass attitude & behavior and other shin an a ging's and see fit to Disbar him. Time will tell.

1066 days ago
107.

Pegasus    

Supposedly - all these "new" friends of hers are people who watched the trial and believe in her innocense. Along with her former attorney - who by the way - put Casey up in his estate in California after she was released, and who owns the plane that was at the airport. He, along with friends of Baez & Cheney, and the people who believe in her innocense are her "new friends".

Well, we all are aware of why Baez & Cheney remain friends with Casey. As far as the others go - Casey will do to them as she has to everyone else in her life. Lepords don't change their spots! And if they are that stupid to be friends with her and help her, etc. then they all deserve what they will get in time. Like Cheney's wife complaining about harrassment for example. Don't feel sorry for FlipFinger Cheney or anyone else who befriends that Evil person or helps her in any manner. Same goes for the jurors!

1066 days ago
108.

Pegasus    

Lin:

I would have to disagree with you on this - I do think that it was Casey in Columbus - hiding in plain site under everyone's nose. But that she was under surveilance from someone. Had anyone attempted to do anything - they would have been nabbed. It may very well could have been a decoy look alike - possible. But from what I have read and heard - everyone is conflicted on her appearance. So she could easily be hiding in plain site there in Florida for that very reason.

1066 days ago
109.

Steve Miller    

Casey slipped into probation check-in without anybody noticing? How is that possible? I also heard on Twitter and on http://www.caseytrackers.com that she is seeking spiritual counseling in McIntosh, FL at a center owned by her attorney Dorothy Sims. Didn't Baez say she was seeking spiritual therapy too? That makes sense, free therapy!

1065 days ago
110.

Pegasus    

Hello Steve:

Just read your post:
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Casey slipped into probation check-in without anybody noticing? How is that possible? I also heard on Twitter and on http://www.caseytrackers.com that she is seeking spiritual counseling in McIntosh, FL at a center owned by her attorney Dorothy Sims. Didn't Baez say she was seeking spiritual therapy too? That makes sense, free therapy

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Let me try to answer your questions - if I can. For one thing - lets be honest - most people are stupid as well as blind. How was she able to move around Columbus without anyone noticing her? She is doing the easiest trick in the world. If you want to hide something or someone - put it in plain site and it will never be found (example car keys, wallet, whatever) - Magician's are notoriously good at this by the way - like making planes disappear, etc. And no one is able to agree on Casey's appearance which only adds to the confusion. So for anyone to use their intelligence and common sense and discernment in determining if it is Casey or not - not going to happen. Don't have enough brains to fill a thimble and can't see worth a diddly! Thinking someone may be Casey and Knowing that someone is Casey are two very different things. You also need to know the difference between the two.

Okay, now for the so-called Therapy. Spiritual Therapy is not Mental Health Therapy. Also, Spiritual Therapy is not what many people think that it is. And, even though I know that this worthless piece of life needs therapy on a major scale - I also know that it is a total waste of time and energy. Because no amount of Therapy is going to help this lepord change her spots! Will never happen! And, even if it did (by some small chance) happen - it still does alter what she did too or how she treated her daughter Caylee. Nor does it excuse or forgive her for it. So let her go to this so-called "Spiritual Therapy" - its nothing more than a huge joke! There are Spiritual Advisors, Fortune Tellers, Tarot Card Readers, etc. all over the place. Go to any one of them and see what a farse it all is. This Waste of Human Life needs Mental Therapy not Spiritual Therapy!

Anyways, if you are wondering if anyone in Florida or elsewhere are going to notice Casey and recognize her or anything - forget it! She is walking around amongst everyone - unnoticed!

1065 days ago
111.

Pegasus    

Casey Anthony reports for probation after appeals court rulingBy the CNN Wire StaffAugust 25, 2011 1:16 a.m. EDT
Casey Anthony has reported to the Florida Department of Corrections to serve one year probation for check-fraud convictions.STORY HIGHLIGHTS
Appeals court: Casey Anthony can't "take advantage" of an administrative error
The ruling comes a day after a motion from Florida's attorney general
Anthony's lawyers argued she shouldn't serve probation on check fraud charges
A do***ent states she'd serve that probation in prison, despite what a judge said
(CNN) -- Casey Anthony reported for probation Wednesday evening, the Florida Department of Corrections said.

The department did not say where in Florida she will serve her probation, but said it may offer more details Thursday morning.

On Tuesday, an appeals court ruled that Anthony must serve a year of probation after being convicted on check fraud charges.

Anthony cannot "take advantage" of an administrative error to avoid serving the 2010 sentence, the appeals court ruled.

The Fifth District Court of Appeals' ruling came a day after Florida's attorney general filed a motion in the case. Attorney General Pamela Bondi argued that a clerical error should not prevent Anthony from abiding by a judge's verbal order.

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Anthony "and her lawyers were well aware that her probationary placement was not to begin until her release from confinement," the appeals court ruling said.

Anthony has been in seclusion since her July acquittal on murder charges in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, and her subsequent release from jail.

Anthony was convicted of felony check fraud for stealing a checkbook from a friend and writing five checks for $644.25. A judge sentenced her in that case in January 2010.

Orange County Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr. ruled earlier this month that she had to report for probation on the bad-check charge by Friday.

The attorney general's office wrote that Anthony "upon her release (July 17), should have reported" for probation -- something she did not do.

Anthony's probation order requires her to live in Orange County, Florida, unless the probation office allows her to leave. She has received no such approval, a corrections department spokeswoman has said.

But Anthony's attorneys have argued repeatedly that Anthony should not have to return to serve her probation in Florida.

In an emergency petition filed on Wednesday with the same appeals court, Anthony's defense team asked that the court overturn Perry's order before the required date. They also asked the appellate court to strip Perry of further jurisdiction in the case.

Orange County Circuit Judge Stan Strickland had earlier ordered Anthony to serve a year of probation after her release in the charges involving her daughter, but a clerk misunderstood the judge and prepared an order that the judge later signed, instructing that Anthony would serve the probation while in custody awaiting trial.

The order was updated August 1 to add the words "upon release." But Anthony's lawyers contended that she couldn't be required to serve probation, arguing that she had already served it while in custody under a signed order from Strickland.

Serving the sentence now would violate constitutional protections against having to serve a sentence twice for the same offense, they argued.

Perry ruled earlier this month that Strickland's verbal order was binding -- a ruling the appeals court upheld Tuesday

1065 days ago
112.

Pegasus    

Yes, Casey is very confident and arrogant knowing that Baez has many people around her to protect her from any ill fate. Also, she knows that she can walk freely among st all of us and that Everyone has conflicting beliefs as to whether or not it is truly her - or that anyone would have the audacity to try to harm her knowing they would be napped on the spot. And from what I have seen and heard so far - Even if somoneone did recognize her - too bad! She could care less if the world hates her or not - nor does she care if anyone sees her or not - she knows that no one would dare to touch her

1065 days ago
113.

Pegasus    

Lin:

I completely agree with you! And now she has the Florida State Probation Dept. giving Specialized Treatment to her - because she is so afraid - Yeah, right! She's not afraid of squat! She is laughing her fanny off at how she is making everyone jump through hoops just for her! Because she is so so special! Makes me want to barf! And that mindset of hers - Poor little me - Everyone hates me, Protect me, Take Care of me, yaddy yadda And of course, you have Baez and Cheney and the others - clinging onto her and helping her and protecting her from all the bad people. This new move from the Probation Dept. only adds to the "Keeping the Spotlight on Casey Anthony" because she is different than everyone else theory. Then maybe, down the road a bit, we can all get some $$$$$ for an interview or a book deal or whatever.

1065 days ago
114.

Pegasus    

Casey Anthony Will Do Online Courses On Probation; Officials Say She’s ‘Most Hated Women In America’Casey Anthony Will Do Online Courses On Probation; Officials Say She’s ‘Most Hated Women In America’
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We’re learning new details about Thursday about Casey Anthony’s surrender to the Florida Department of Probation Wednesday night, to begin serving her one year of supervised probation for check fraud.

First off, you won’t bee seeing Casey at your local drive-thru anytime soon: authorities, citing fears of citizen violence, said she doesn’t have to work. She will enroll in courses that "will be online," her lawyer Jose Baez told Fox News on Thursday, adding that Anthony’s currently laying low "somewhere in the state of Florida."

At a news conference in Tallahassee, FL. Thursday morning, Corrections spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger said Casey was optimistic in the Wednesday evening meeting: "She told the probation officer that she intended to do well on probation. She was polite and cooperative.”

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Plessinger called Anthony’s situation “challenging” in dealing with death threats against the notorious "Tot Mom," who she called one of "the most hated women in America."

"Because of the death threats against her and the court orders, we are taking security into consideration in this case certainly and we will not be disclosing the location or anything that will lead to the discovery of her location. But she will be treated like every other offender in that if she doesn't follow the court orders, we will immediately notify the court," Plessinger said.

Because of that, the Department of Probation will not release the location where she is staying, and her information will not be entered into the state database of parolees; however, she also said Anthony “would be treated like any other offender.”

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Plessinger said that Anthony met with her probation officer Wednesday night without her attorneys present. She also indicated Anthony slipped in, without any commotion.

"The visit lasted a little over an hour," Plessinger told ABC News Thursday. "The probation officer laid out for her in detail the conditions of the court. She understood those conditions. She told the probation officer that she intended to do well on probation. She was polite and cooperative."

Plessinger said per the court order, Anthony must check in with her probation officer within the first five days of each month during the course of a year.

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The probation officer assigned to Anthony will also make random contact with her. In addition, Anthony must pay the state of Florida $20 a month for the cost of processing her probation. Under the terms, Anthony can not own a gun, nor use “intoxicants” (alcohol) to excess and cannot break the law.

If she wants to move out-of-state, the probation official says the Department of Probation will put together a packet of information about her case and send to other state, where she wants to move. The other state will then have to decide whether to accept that person.

Anthony has been in hiding since being found not guilty of first-degree murder, manslaughter, and child abuse in the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. She was forced to return to Florida to serve a one-year probation for check fraud after a last-ditch appeal to overturn the court order was denied Wednesday.

1065 days ago
115.

Pegasus    

Lin:

Join the party! Everyone is sick to death about hearing how Casey will not get any "Special Treatment" by all the authorities - then turning around and recieving it. She & Baez are going to play this card to the hilt!

1064 days ago
116.

Pegasus    

yeah, there was another mother there in Orange County today - who threw her 7 month old baby off of a 4 story parking gargage. Maybe she should retain, Baez & Cheney for killing her child! Something wrong with the people there in Florida!

1064 days ago
117.

In the Zone    

The Movie. The Butterfly Effect could open up a can of worms for a conspiracy trial.Casey's prints appear to be imbedded in this movie.In The Zone.lovtolov@centurylink.net

1050 days ago
118.

Louise Young    

I hired Jose Baez in August 2010. Biggest mistake of my life. I am from Canada and he was referred to me by a PI. He is a crook and nothing but a liar and thief. I am reporting him to the Florida bar for incompetence, overcharging and not going by the contract. If you want more info contact me!

843 days ago
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