Photo: Jose Baez Under Investigation by Florida Bar
It appears Jose Baez is in trouble with the Florida Bar Association for his handling of the Casey Anthony bad-check case.
When an Orange County, Florida judge ordered Casey Anthony to Florida to serve her 1-year probation sentence on bad-check charges, Baez and his team stated she had already served her sentence while in jail during her murder trial. The problem with that says Orange County is that the court was never notified and they wanted her to serve the sentence AFTER the murder trial.
When Judge Belvin Perry issued an order mandating Anthony return from wherever to start her probation he also cited her attorney’s: “The failure to abide by that order and the failure to notify the court of a known scrivener’s error in the order may be a violation of an attorney’s duty of candor.”
“No attorney should conduct himself or herself in a way that impedes an order of the court,” Perry said. “Our system of justice should never be in the position of rewarding someone who willfully hides the ball.”
An unidentified person or person filed a complaint on Baez handling of the Anthony case and the Florida bar is now conducting an ‘open’ investigation. The State of Florida has given Casey until August 26 to show up to serve the probation sentence.