Fla. Bar shares more details on Baez complaints

October 21, 2011 - 3:37 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Bar spokeswoman says two complaints pending against attorney Jose Baez both relate to his role as lead counsel during Casey Anthony's murder trial.

Bar spokeswoman Francine Walker confirmed Tuesday that one of the complaints relates to Baez failing to turn over information to prosecutors during pretrial discovery before Anthony was tried for her 2-year-old daughter's slaying. She was acquitted.

Another is related to Baez not informing the court that Anthony was serving a year of probation for a check fraud conviction while in jail awaiting the start of her murder case. Judge Belvin Perry chastised Baez in an August order to have Anthony serve a year of traditional probation.

In an email to The Associated Press, Baez reiterated a previous statement that the complaints have no merit.