I think Jose is playing it fast and loose w/the truth as to whether Todd Black of Press Corps Media is or was his spokesperson. Todd Black is the one who wrote the “defamatory” press releases about the prosecution including criticism of State Attorney Lawson Lamar. The press releases were faxed (“anonymously” from someone at the State’s Attny’s office – allegedly) to the FL Bar Association which then initiated the investigation into Jose that got his panties all in a wad. Is that confusing enough for you? I filed a public records request for the file on Jose so I should have that in a few days. I want to read those press releases- I’m sure they’re priceless w/the brain trust of Jose and Todd at work!
Basically, its unethical (thus the FL Bar investigation) to slander another attny – which the press releases apparently did. The press releases came from a representative of Jose– until Jose decided oops, nooo he doesn’t represent me. Jose had an attorney representing him in the matter –Timothy Chinaris, who wrote a lengthy letter to the Bar stating that Baez did not retain and does not pay Press Corps Media. (Its always a good idea to have a BUNCH of attnys involved.)
Remember the money honey IS THE MYSTERY w/these people! No one will say IF or by whom or how much they are getting paid. And we are to just assume they are just doing all of this for poor sweet Casey out of the goodness of their little pea picking hearts. The letter went on to say that NONE of the news releases in question were prepared “at the direction, or with the assistance, of Mr. Baez. None of the documents were seen by Mr. Baez before their release.”
Chinaris stated that Press Corps Media was retained by a Connecticut family “who is sympathetic to the plight of Ms. Anthony and her family.” WTF?? WHO THE HELL ARE THESE PEOPLE? Do people in Connecticut have NOTHING better to do w/their money? I should give them my address.
Anyway, here comes the rub. And here comes our favorite whiny little b!tch treating the “truth” sort of loosey goosey. On SEVERAL prior occasions Jose seems to indicate a different relationship between himself and Todd Black and Press Corps Media.
According to the Orlando Sentinel:
In a Sept. 4 news release, Black wrote that Press Corps Media “has been retained by The Baez Law Firm to coordinate any and all media inquiries.” An Oct. 17 release stated Black is the “spokesperson for The Baez Law Firm.” A Nov. 3 release from Press Corps Media introducing a new media contact for the case said, “Todd will remain closest to Jose A. Baez and continues as Lead Media PMK for The Baez Law Firm.” Oopsy daisey!!
Baez himself, in an October news conference he held to address statements Black made about the case on CNN Headline News, said, “He [Black] does not have any legal opinions whatsoever. He’s simply a spokesman for our firm.”
It seems he’s having a hard time keeping his stories straight. Its SOOO much easier to remember when your story is…I don’t know…the TRUTH?!@!@#$ It seems that’s a lesson that Jose and his client haven’t learned. Legal experts have called Baez’s motion to try to 86 the prosecution “SURREAL” — isn’t that priceless?!!