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Tony Padilla says he wasn’t working for Casey Anthony’s defense team on the Today show

August 24, 2009
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Rob’s interview starts at about 2:19.  This is an interesting video if you didn’t see it Friday.

Tony Padilla, the California bail bondsman that bailed Casey Anthony out of jail,  says he did NOT work for Jose Baez.  Attorneys for Casey Anthony argued in court last week that if Casey Anthony revealed any information to Tony Padilla, Tracy McLaughlin, Rob Dick, or Leonard Padilla, they were bound by the attorney-client privilege and that information could not be used at trial.

Tony Padilla, however, begs to differ.   He insists he was not working for Baez and that  Baez was insistent that he didn’t want Tony and associates working for his firm.

“As far as signing any paperwork to be part of the defense team, I never signed anything like that,” Padilla said. “Jose was very adamant. He did not want any of us at all working for him.”

Tony, Tracy, Rob, and the infamous Leonard spent nine days guarding Anthony and their $500,000 investment.  Their testimony could be key in that it could help the prosecution prove that Casey Anthony was already emotionally detached from her missing daughter.

“At moments she seemed very concerned about her daughter being gone, but other times she wanted to create an upbeat and festive atmosphere,” Padilla said.

Padilla said Anthony never confessed anything to him, but that his employee, Tracy McLaughlin, spent a lot of time with Casey and had insight into how she was behaving and thinking.

“When the time comes I’m sure Tracy’s going to shed a lot of light on what kind of person Casey is,” he said.

read about it here:

If Tony Padilla is telling the truth, and he didn’t sign anything then I would say Jose has a big problem.

23 Comments leave one →
  1. August 24, 2009 10:35 pm

    Hi Mystery, I guess team Padilla really has the goods on KC and it really has Bozo and the Scam Team shaking in their boots. Macaloser is unbelievable when he says that Caylee was put there after KC went to jail the second time. Hmmm so I guess someone had Caylee in the trash/laundry bag for four months somewhere just waiting to dump her in the woods in November so that someone could find her? Yeah right!!! Oh and I guess the fact that the foliage growing through Caylee’s skull happened just in time when Caylee was found as well as all the scavengers having their way with Caylee’s remains! Give me a break!!! I’m sure the botanists and the entomologists reports are going to contradict that as well. What about the 2 1/2 days of decomposition in Casey Anthony’s trunk? Is the defense going to say that was also put there by someone else while KC was on the stripper pole at Fusion or perhaps while she was buying beer and lingerie at Target! Dominic Casey was there on Suburban Drive on November 15th and 16th and the twit didn’t see anything either, thank God!!! He would have been Cindy’s hero if he had found I just wonder who else the Scam Team is going to throw under the perverbial bus next! I went and looked online on the channel 9 website and saw the video of the hearing on Friday and I just can’t believe how KC shafted Cindy and George at the end of the hearing. Cindy was trying to get her attention and nothing! I really think since KC has access to all the information from Bozo about interviews and depositions that she has most likely read. Remember the appearance on the Today show where the Ants and Conway had started to say that they really don’t know what happened and if KC was involved or not? Well I think ol’ KC got a hold of those transcripts via Bozo, not to mention some of the stuff Bozo heard when the State did their depos with the Ants as well. That’s why I think KC is pissed off at the Anthony’s because she didn’t like what she heard from Bozo!!!!JMO Sorry, I know I’m all over the place but all these lies make me soooo mad! What do you think?

  2. ostella permalink
    August 25, 2009 12:18 am

    Jose’s rebuttal to Tony Padilla has just come in:


  3. MAND permalink
    August 25, 2009 2:10 am

    If LP was employed by Baez…did he(Baez) pay him (LP?) nothing has been said about that …or did I miss that? Baez is trying to cover his mistakes now that he realizes he should have hired LP…he is willing to go so far as to forge the document…what a dream team this is!! Two attorneys being investigated by their State Bar Associations…sounds like a good pair for KC’s Defense..a couple of lying thieves…Birds Of A Feather Flock Together…

  4. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    August 25, 2009 2:40 am

    Hiya my l♥velies…I hope Linda DB followed Bozo to his office IMMEDIATELY after the hearing to retrieve the original docs BECAUSE Tony Padilla admitted whilst posting on WS that he doesn’t have a copy.

    This letter from a jail inmate is absolutely nothing {in my opinion} … I doubt that it was a “set-up” … the guy probably just wanted his 15 minutes of fame.

    Hugs ♥♥♥

  5. maxineme permalink
    August 25, 2009 5:59 am

    hi mysterytome, IF tony or any of this group was working for baez, he wouldnt have had a need to go to such extremes in rules about casey speakingto them, and making sure that he( baez) was present or the familly.. He would know that there was a law governing what the padilla group could say in court, or in interviews.imo
    They would have stopped LP from the nancy grace interviews IF he could have.. I think this is new and cooked up by the defence..

  6. Spacely permalink
    August 25, 2009 8:35 am

    As far as did Jose pay Tony anything, the answer would be no, but that apparently does not affect the attorney-client privelege as Dominic Casey was allowed to keep all kinds of stuff private and he never got paid by Jose or the Ants.

  7. Id'claire permalink
    August 25, 2009 8:45 am

    Forged documents?? Baez? There must be some “misunderstanding.”

    Strickland will probably play “nice” and deny the motion to muzzle Padilla–instead of take the Defense to task for this document. He’s very professional in how he handles these games.

    Of course, the forgery may not be Baez’ fault…you know how things can get mixed up/deleted/twisted/added in printers and faxes…

    Or maybe Baez knows about Documents-R-Us….

  8. itsamysterytome permalink*
    August 25, 2009 9:09 am

    Hi Nancy!

    I think you are right about Casey and why she is ignoring her parents which just goes to show me she does not take any of this seriously yet. If she’s caught up in petty games with Cindy, she’s not thinking about what could happen to her. If she were she’d want her “mama”. JMO

    I also agree that the defense team is full of it. But, honestly, they have nothing to work with. Their careers are on the line (for some of them) and others are relying on publicity to offset the time they are putting in. They need to deliver–something. What they’ve come up with–someone else dumped her body there to frame her is about as good as it can get.

    I guess they’ve just abandoned the Zenaida Gonzales defense in favor of putting the blame on one of her boyfriends….

  9. itsamysterytome permalink*
    August 25, 2009 9:10 am

    Ostella–that’s funny, but really that’s about all he can say. He’s got nothing.

  10. itsamysterytome permalink*
    August 25, 2009 9:13 am

    Hey Mand!

    No, Baez didn’t pay Tony Padilla–According to Tony he was adamant that they didn’t work for him—until now. It’s ridiculous, I think. Realllyyyyyy stupid if they forged a document. Still not sure I think they did. A complete fool wouldn’t do that in a high profile case like this–unless, he knows he’s going down from the bar investigation and has nothing to lose–still wouldn’t make sense, though.

  11. itsamysterytome permalink*
    August 25, 2009 9:18 am

    Hi Jill

    Well, if he’s sure there is no copy because it doesn’t exist, then, I guess Baez–or someone in that office is “a complete fool”.

    I didn’t post on the inmate because it was obviously not possible for him to know what he was suggesting.

  12. itsamysterytome permalink*
    August 25, 2009 9:20 am

    Hi Maxineme

    Very good point! Baez would have clamped a lock on Padilla long ago if there had been a privacy agreement. Wonder who’s idea this was? The brilliant angel of death row, Ms. Lyon?

  13. itsamysterytome permalink*
    August 25, 2009 9:22 am


    I thought Dominic Casey was hired by Baez or one of the attorneys in the beginning? He also, as a PI had a privacy agreement with the Anthonys? Didn’t he?

  14. itsamysterytome permalink*
    August 25, 2009 9:23 am

    I’m SURE it had to be one of those things you just mentioned, Id’claire. It was just a misunderstanding…..

  15. Spacely permalink
    August 25, 2009 10:07 am


    Yes, Dominic was hired by Baez in the beginning. Or to be more accurate, Dominic somehow inserted himself into the case and Baez had him sign an agreement stating he was working for Jose. Then Baez cancelled that agreement. Dominic then worked directly for the Ants and may have signed another agreement with them.

    However, neither Jose nor the Ants actually paid Dominic anything, ever. At least, that is my understanding. As you know, lots of misinformation out there, but I am pretty sure either during his police interview or court testimony he did agree he was never paid. Neither was Hoover.

    My question has always been, how can you legally enforce a contract that covers an employment situation when no reparations for services are ever made to the party providing the services?

    The other question I have always had, how can you declare that a PI is in your employment to search for your client’s daughter or your own granddaughter, yet by his own admission, the PI never once actually looked for her, with the notable exception the two trips to the woods?

    Back to the original point, it seems that actual payments do not a contract make, nor do they seem to be relevant to defining the relationship amongst the players.

  16. niecey456 permalink
    August 25, 2009 10:29 am

    Mystery, Great Post! I agree that if this document has been “manufactured”, then Mr. Baez has a problem. I don’t see this issue going the way of the defense. I could be wrong, but I just don’t see it. JMO.

  17. itsamysterytome permalink*
    August 25, 2009 10:44 am


    That’s a good question, really, and one I would guess a judge would have to sort out.
    You are right. The truth is that these people twist and squeeze things around to their own liking and to serve their own purposes–I include Dominic Casey in that group.

  18. itsamysterytome permalink*
    August 25, 2009 10:46 am


    I agree with you. The defense will lose this one, and will be lucky if that’s all that happens to them unless they can regurgitate that original.

  19. Spacely permalink
    August 25, 2009 2:12 pm

    I am expecting any day for Jose to produce another copied document stating simply – I did it – signed Jesse Grund – and for good measure – Me too – signed Tony L.

  20. ostella permalink
    August 25, 2009 2:24 pm

    And then he’ll submit Zenaida’s doctored guest card from sawgrass, that’s signed C. Zenaida “Babykiller” Gonzale. “Babykiller” will be written in a sharpie….

  21. niecey456 permalink
    August 25, 2009 2:40 pm

    LOL!!! That’s about the size of it! Going to go mow my grass now. Thanks for the laugh.
    Mystery, I think we really agree here, and I cannot wait for the motion rulings. I just don’t think the State got that original copy. It’s sad but I think children could do a better job of this.

  22. T-L-I-O-T-G permalink
    August 27, 2009 10:02 am

    OOOOh! the spacecase looks HAGGERED,I guess the DP is taking it’s toll on the dirtbag!!More kingdons please…
    LP is gonna sink em ,glub,glub,down goes the SS Caylee with all on board…..

  23. itsamysterytome permalink*
    August 27, 2009 6:32 pm

    Hey TLIOTG–good to hear from you. Yep–the whole lot of them better jump ship before Casey takes em’ down with her.

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