Casey Anthony fraud trial may move forward thanks to a little used law
“The prosecutor is surely going to want to try the easiest case first so they get a conviction on the record,” he said. “That way, when they’re prosecuting the defendant, they’re now prosecuting a convicted felon.”
The prosecution will also be able to include more information in the criminal trial if her fraud trial is already on the record.
Of course, the defense doesn’t want this to happen and are pushing to postpone the fraud trial until after the criminal one. They want to make sure the evidence and testimony from the fraud trial can’t come back and bite them in the butt in the murder case.
BUT, because of a seldom used law that was passed in 2005, the prosecution may prevail. That law says that the victim AND the state have the right to a speedy trial in Florida!
And guess what? The prosecutors announced that Amy Huizenga, the fraud victim, and a key witness for the state in the murder trial, WILL invoke that statute in order to force the fraud trial to begin now.
The defense, of course, will counter, but NeJame says it will be tough for them to win this one.
“I think that it may be time to go to trial on the fraud case,” he said.
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What this really says to me besides the obvious, is that the prosecution is on top of it all and they will be able to go toe to toe against the “Country Club” defense team Jose Baez managed to put together for Casey.