Casey Anthony is indigent versus George Anthony’s affair
If you haven’t, here’s the link. It’s an hour long and very interesting.
According to the radio show, the real story going on right now has nothing to do with George’s gigilo-ness or his house foreclosure, (just smokescreens), but Casey’s indigency. Rozzie Franco said, (though she has no actual proof– just a “reliable” source), that Baez brokered a $900,000 deal with ABC at the beginning of the Casey Anthony case, got an advance of $200,0o00, with the remaining $700,000 to be paid on delivery of goods at the end of the trial. (“goods” being the Casey Anthony story) Baez and ABC are now scrambling around trying to cover their tracks because of Baez lack of foresight. He apparently didn’t anticipate that Andrea Lyons, realizing she didn’t have the funds to properly defend Casey, would force him to seek indigency status for her. (thus making him reveal where the money he says has already been paid out– $111,000 dollars–came from. Er—where’s the other $89,000 he supposedly got?)
Richard Hornsby said, if Judge Strickland does the right thing and forces Baez to reveal this sordid little (big) backroom deal, he will have to resign as Casey’s attorney and most likely will be dis-barred. (Now, there’s a classic example of trying to have your cake and eat it too gone awry, dontcha think?) Hornsby said the problem is that Strickland may choose not to open that can of worms for the sake of getting on with the trial. (Baez being thrown off the case would obviously push the trial even farther into the future) The only way Strickland, who Hornsby thinks will definitely ok the indigency status, will dig deeper, would be if the JAC (Justice Administration Commission) steps in, and that isn’t likely unless they are pressured. Start emailing and calling them, people, because if Strickland and the JAC let this slide, Hornsby says it’s almost a guarantee that Casey will, on appeal, use it to her advantage to get a new trial. I’ve added the information as to how you can contact the JAC below thanks to a comment from Merker. Thanks, Merker!
What’s MORE, Kathi Belich, the “thorn-in-Baez’-side” reporter for WFTV, has chosen NOT to cover this major and more important story in favor of a National Enquirer style piece about an affair George Anthony allegedly had back at the beginning of this case. Why? Because the Baez’ deal was brokered with ABC, and WFTV is an affiliate of theirs. In order to save their own butts they must now try and deflect attention from the indigency hearing and are doing so with the affair and the Anthonys’ home foreclosure stories. (Feed the mindless public the more sensational story, and they’ll most certainly ignore the real tale.) Why else would Kathi Belich promote the affair in leiu of requesting the transcript of the sealed meeting between Jose Baez and Judge Strickland that supposedly lays out how Casey’s defense is being funded? (and will reveal the ABC connection)
Soooo, I can, of course, see why Kathi Belich and WFTV would do whatever their bosses told them to do, but WFTV isn’t the only news outlet that could request the transcript of that sealed meeting. Where are the other news stations, and why are they strangely quiet as of this writing? According to Hornsby, it’s because the other major networks are guilty of the same sort of shenanigans and would not be overly anxious to expose themselves or their inner workings.
No one can question the importance of the upcoming indigency hearing or what might be revealed from the transcript of the sealed meeting, but does that really mean that the story of George’s affair is less important?
George’s affair—the jury is still out for me on that one. IMHO, the actual affair is irrelevant, BUT, if because of that affair it can be proven that George and Casey collaborated on the whole ZG story, then that would be the real smoking gun in this case. It would be the missing piece of the puzzle. It would mean JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE. (does anyone remember her?) The person that is responsible for her death and any accomplices she might have had in an attempted cover-up would be revealed and punished, because if it’s true, you can bet George will spill his guts to try and save himself. Amen and end of story! IF it’s true. There’s a lot of reasons to think it’s not. (inconsistencies in the sister’s story)
All this money BS and crooked attorney BS, while appalling and sordid, and if allowed to go unchecked, will probably get Casey a new trial, has less to do with bringing the actual murderer of 2 year old Caylee Anthony to justice. Finding out what we all suspected– that Jose Baez is as crooked as the day is long won’t actually bring us any closer to the end to this maddening case. To the contrary, it could drag it out even longer with absolutely no guarantee of justice for Caylee. But, finding out that George Anthony helped Casey make up the story about Zenaida Gonzales could end it faster than you could say ‘Gigilo George’ fast three times.
CONTACT THE JAC
JAC assistant general counsel Christian D. Lake
PO BOX 1654
Tallahassee, FL 32302
victoriam@ jac. state.fl.us Executive director