Jose Baez, Lawyer For Casey Anthony, Investigated By Florida State Bar Association

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Jose Baez, one of Casey Anthony's primary defense attorneys, is being investigated by the Florida state bar association for alleged ethical violations.

The probe into Baez's conduct was triggered over a dogfight involving Casey Anthony's probation stemming from a 2010 conviction for check fraud.

She was given a year's probation, but the judge made clear in court that time spent awaiting trial for murder would not count toward its completion.

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The judge erroneously wrote the order placing Anthony on probation, however, to state that the jail time would count toward completing probation.

Anthony's lawyers acted as if the written order was the final word, however, and authorities - who were clueless - acted as if she had completed it.

Judge Belvin Perry later ruled that Anthony will return to Florida, ASAP, to complete her probation, regardless of the clerical error that took place.

The Chief Judge of the court is now lashing out at Baez for essentially trying to keep officials in the dark and get Casey off on this technicality.

The judge wrote in a scathing statement: "Our system of justice should never be in the position of rewarding someone who willfully hides the ball."

Baez may have violated "an attorney's duty of candor," he added.

On Baez' part, he told the judge he did indeed know about the trial judge's error but felt he had no obligation to inform the court at the time.

The State Bar of Florida is now investigating the matter.

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Obviously some of the people posting here are dumber than a box of rocks. Casey Anthony readily admitted she wrote fraudulant checks. She was convicted of doing so. Now she has to serve probation for that offense. This has NOTHING to do with the death of her daughter. Jose Baez lacks integrity and should be disbarred.

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i think they both better assk GOD to come in there heart and be there savior cuz hell is worse than any imaginable crisis thats why i know im heaven bound thank u jesus for saving me

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Why don,t people let all this be. It is over and no one has proof of what happened. I think people should let this family all go on with their lives. They all have gone though enough. Wh

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and he is still under investigation for bringing up the sexual abuse during his opening statements because he did not address it during trial..he was not allowed to mention it during closing arguments but it was already put in the jury's head...he knew that was not ethical and he did it anyway....the judge said he would be sanctioned for that as well!!!

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I have heard a lot about him as an ex and a daddy. He is the lowest form of scum...

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Thick as thieves...thick on lying goes here!

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Let him go to jail, how dare he let a mistake go if he knew about it. Well put it this way, he defended a murderer, one who killed her little daughter, what does it say about him. Casey Anthony should rot in HELL along side Baez. I hope both of them never have a happy day, and when they close there eyes at night may they always see the beautiful face of Caylee, and the injustice that was done to that poor child.

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send him to jail ass hole coz he knows what he did is wrong he can do or say what he wants

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Ummmmm.....he defended someone who killed her 3 yr old daughter....he spent time with her had to know the truth.....does it really surprise u he pulled this shit???

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Casey Anthony will never be put in prison for her daughters death..You can not convict a person for the same crime twice..It is the 5th Amendment..