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Tom Luka has resigned as Lee Anthony’s attorney

July 31, 2009

Tom Luka, attorney for Lee Anthony, has withdrawn from the Casey Anthony case because “his representation is no longer necessary.”

Lee was deposed for 8 hours yesterday, and Luka said he, “spilled it all and nothing was different.”

Luka said Lee has “use immunity” from prosecution as a result of his testimony.

USE IMMUNITY: A witness’s compelled testimony in a criminal case cannot be used against him for criminal prosecution.

Transactional and use immunity are granted to a witness in order to preserve their constitutional protection against self-incrimination.

The states grant either form of this immunity.  The federal govt. grants only use immunity.

A witness with use immunity can still be prosecuted, but only based on evidence NOT gathered  from the protected testimony.

read it below

wesh.com

25 Comments leave one →
  1. niecey456 permalink
    July 31, 2009 1:14 pm

    Now, what in the world would he need immunity for??? Hmmm…………..Does this mean the A’s got immunity too? If so, then are they all turning on Casey?? If that be the case, the deal is coming right after the motions after Labor Day. We’ve got to get the Bar busy. This is very interesting. My how the tables turn.

  2. BEES KNEES permalink
    July 31, 2009 2:31 pm

    This is very juicy news. I think. What is going on?

  3. Molly permalink
    July 31, 2009 2:37 pm

    Whoa. Interesting. Immunity huh? Is that across the board for everyone that testifies or only if requested?

  4. Hilde permalink
    July 31, 2009 2:43 pm

    now, that is interesting indeed. I guess we just need to see how that will play out.
    It is possible there will be a Deal after all, You just might be right niecey.
    Maybe the Anthony Clan finally came to the Conclusion to tell the Truth about what they know as long they are assured that they will not get into any Trouble.
    JMO

  5. niecey456 permalink
    July 31, 2009 2:54 pm

    I could be happy with that. “The Truth Will Set You Free”……….Caylee deserves justice, and I do think it’s high time for the shenanigans to be over with. Maybe this is a good indication they are. I hope.?

  6. Spacely permalink
    July 31, 2009 3:00 pm

    Next Week’s headlines:

    Due to shoddy explanations by his prior attorney, Lee Anthony believed his newfound ‘use immunity’ to be a defense against veneral diseases of all forms. After a long weekend of experimentation with Misty Cummings and Greg ‘White Boy’ Page, Lee’s doctor has confirmed that his immunity is only of a legal nature. Lee is quoted as saying “CMA, I should have kept it in the family.”

  7. mikka permalink
    July 31, 2009 3:37 pm

    i think may lee tell the truth,but for sure is who will NEVER tell the truth is cindy and cma!!

  8. ostella permalink
    July 31, 2009 4:06 pm

    I don’t know what to make of this.

  9. Id'claire permalink
    July 31, 2009 4:38 pm

    Why wouldn’t he still need a lawyer? Even Tim Miller has a lawyer.

  10. Hilde permalink
    July 31, 2009 7:11 pm

    In this Case You don’t know from one Day to the next what comes next.
    The only thing at least I am sure of, Casey A. is responsible for the Death of her Daughter Caylee, now it just has to be proven in Court without a reasonable Doubt.
    I also believe very strongly Cindy, George and Lee know a lot more than what they let every one believe. Their Actions and Mistruth’s throughout this Case speak for them selfs. JMO

  11. itsamysterytome permalink*
    July 31, 2009 7:18 pm

    It’s a mystery to me!!

  12. motherclucker permalink
    July 31, 2009 8:04 pm

    Hmmm…this is very interesting to me, too. Hmmmm…I didn’t know about the two kinds of immunity either…thanks Mystery. MC.

  13. MAND permalink
    July 31, 2009 10:15 pm

    It sounds to me like Lee went back to his first story…how KC. is a liar etc….they wouldn’t give him immunity for the …I BELIEVE EVERYTHING MY SISTER TELLS ME…they have George’s FBI interview tape..which shows he felt KC. might have had something to do with Caylee’s disappearance…that could be used against him in court and this from Lee could back it up…the only one that’s out in left field is Cindy…and this would then show just how off the wall her statements have been and just how much she has lied in KC’s defense..
    If anything can take her down…it would be the Zanny story…Zanny giving Caylee things and Cindy having having the phone# and address.JMO.

  14. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    August 1, 2009 2:33 am

    Hello all my l♥velies…I’m just as clueless as everyone 😳 haven’t had chance to read any of the docs BUT out of respect for Jesse I will not read his 😥

    Hugs ♥♥♥

  15. BEES KNEES permalink
    August 1, 2009 10:59 am

    Jill, I don’t think we need to read the Jesse stuff. It’s not pertinent to the case and he doesn’t deserved to be punished because he had the bad fortune of dating Casey. Hopefully it won’t cast him in a negative light with anyone and his life can move forward without any trouble because of this.

  16. MAND permalink
    August 1, 2009 11:06 am

    Mystery…I meant to also say…I do not understand why Luka would withdraw from the case because of the immunity…I would think it would still be best to have some legal representation to explain the legal aspects of what all is and will be happening…and especially so should this case actually go to trial.
    Has Luka given us a clue as to the case will end in a Plea Deal?? JMO>>>

  17. niecey456 permalink
    August 1, 2009 2:03 pm

    Mand, I’m wondering that too.

  18. itsamysterytome permalink*
    August 1, 2009 3:13 pm

    If Lee was TOLD something and kept it to himself, rather than going to LE (say–Casey told him she drugged Caylee so she could party) would that require immunity if he decided to talk to LE now? If he didn’t volunteer the information without being asked specifically under oath would that require immunity if he decided later to spill his guts? I don’t think you could go to jail for not revealing something you were made aware of after the fact, can you????

    If he HELPED cover something up or HELPED concoct a false story, wouldn’t that be more in line with needing immunity? If he outright lied about something in a sworn statement and decided to rectify it, that might require immunity.

    In any event, if he “spilled it all and nothing was different” than what he said before, why would he need immunity?? He wouldn’t.

  19. itsamysterytome permalink*
    August 1, 2009 3:16 pm

    Hi Motherclucker!

    Hi Jill!
    I don’t blame you for not wanting to read Jesse’s stuff. I feel sorry for him. I’m sure there have been untold numbers of young men and women that thought they wanted to be police officers and after entering the program decided they just weren’t cut out for that type of work.

  20. itsamysterytome permalink*
    August 1, 2009 3:17 pm

    Mand, I would think he would still need representation, too. I think you could be right and Mr. Luka gave us a clue as to what was going to happen. Lee wouldn’t need an attorney at all if the defense and the state were going to come to some sort of a deal.

  21. Diana permalink
    August 1, 2009 7:27 pm

    Wow……..we are all on same page when it comes to Jesse. No one wants to read about his job history. He did nothing wrong…… so who cares. The only mistake he made was to fall in love with a MONSTER!!! Who knew?

  22. Molly permalink
    August 1, 2009 8:48 pm

    Lee lawyered up originally days after the announcment of the remains were of caylee, which was very suspicious then. Why all of a sudden did he need a lawyer then & they were already talking immunity at that time. I find it very odd to suddenly not need one now.

    I know a couple of people that were police officers & didn’t like it & left. Some of that stuff is gruesome & hard to take. I have not & will not read any of Jesse’s docs, they’re not applicable to the case. Too bad his whole life is out there because of casey.

  23. MAND permalink
    August 1, 2009 10:58 pm

    Mystery….Lee changed his story …at first he said KC. was a liar and told about how she liked to party etc. then he said he believed everything his sister has said…if he had knowledge of what had happened to Caylee and denied knowing and if he knew that Caylee was dead when everyone was looking for a live child…and his parents going on the talk shows promoting this…I would think that would be plenty of grounds for immunity…I’m sure he was asked what he knew about Caylee’s disappearance…and that would mean EVERYTHING…JMO.

  24. Spacely permalink
    August 3, 2009 8:16 am

    Ok, I have been trying to keep my mouth shut, but I guess it is time the whole sorted story came out… Lee knows the connection between his sister and all the top players in this case.

    When Lee broke out on his own from the family dwelling, he had to pick up a couple of roommates, a pair of brothers named Chip ‘n Dale. They were hairy and messy and didn’t smell too good most of the time, but they did bring in good money as they worked part-time gigs as go-go dancers in the back rooms of seedy dives like Fusion NiteClub. As part of their act, they wore spandex briefs supplied by Orlando Bikini King, Jose Baez.

    I can’t really go into all the details, so the short version is the two brothers overextended their credit with Jose and when they couldn’t pay back the loans and juice, he had Dominic break their kneecaps. A week later, still no money, Dominic picked up his collector chum Hoover and paid the pair a final visit. They stuffed the evidence into the grill of another of their deadbeat borrowers, KC Anthony. You know the rest…

    So when Luka says he spilled his guts and everything is the same, he meant we already knew about the squirrels.

  25. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    August 5, 2009 2:53 am

    Hiya Spacely…you hit the nail on the head…now we need a really good attorney for Chip ‘n Dales rellies…any suggestions?? :mrgreen:

    Hugs ♥♥♥

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