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Attorney Leaving Casey's Defense Team
Posted: 9:42 pm EST February 14, 2010
Updated: 10:31 pm EST February 14, 2010
Eyewitness News has learned one of Casey Anthony's attorneys is leaving the case. Todd Macaluso joined the defense team to help Casey's attorneys cross examine expert witnesses.
He notified Casey Anthony last week that he would no longer be able to represent her due to current issues with the California State Bar. Macaluso is under investigation for misappropriating client funds and misusing a client's trust account.
Macaluso sent out a statement on Sunday night, saying "I, like Casey, know how difficult it is to lose a family member. While I regret not being able to proceed in her case as her attorney, I know she is in good hands with her current defense team."
Jose Baez released this statement: "The entire defense team is grateful for his hard work on this case and wishes him well in all of his future endeavors." Baez told Eyewitness News he will be looking for another attorney to take over Macaluso's duties.
VIDEO REPORT: Lawyer Leaving Casey 2:09
State Bar Court Cases For Todd Macaluso
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Disciplinary and Related Actions
4/26/2010---Ordered inactive----Case #06-O-14552
1/23/2009---Notice of Disc Charges Filed in SBCt----Case #06-O-14552
PDF: Initiating Document-Filed 1/23/09 Pgs 1-10
PDF: Response- Filed 2/13/09 Pgs 1-9
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Casey Anthony’s newest attorney investigated by California state bar
March 13, 9:56 PM
Todd Macaluso is accused of writing bad checks from a client’s account, one check amounting to over $100,000.
Macaluso filed a motion in Orange County to allow him to join the Anthony defense team as an out of state attorney, but did not disclose the pending investigation. Friday he amended the motion and disclosed the proceedings against him.
Attorney Todd Macaluso
PDF: The bar’s motion says that if Macaluso is found guilty of wrongdoing, he will become an inactive member of the state bar.
PDF: Amended Verifed Motion For Admission To Appear Pro Hac Vice Filed: 3/12/09 17:47 Pgs. 1-12
Macaluso's Motion in Orange County to allow him to join the Anthony defense team.
http://www.cfnews13.com/uploadedFil...tion for Admission to Appear Pro Hac Vice.pdf
Lawyer On Casey Anthony Team Leaves Case
Attorney Dealing With Disciplinary Action With Bar Association
POSTED: 5:50 pm EST February 14, 2010
UPDATED: 6:49 pm EST February 14, 2010
Attorney Todd Macaluso is dealing with disciplinary action with the California Bar Association.
Last year, Macaluso told the court that the defense believed the remains of Anthony's slain daughter, Caylee, were disposed of after their client was locked in the Orange County correctional facility, proving her innocence.
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Macaluso & Associates
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Casey Anthony latest news: Attorney Todd Macaluso leaves accused murderer’s defense team
February 14, 7:17 PM
Macaluso is facing one of the most serious allegations an attorney can face—misappropriation of client funds. According to the Bar’s motion, the attorney is accused of writing bad checks from a client’s account—one check amounting to over $100,000. If he is found guilty of wrongdoing, he will become an inactive member of the state bar.
Macaluso has been vocal about Casey’s case, proclaiming she should not be in jail and that the defense will prove her innocent.
PDF: Bar’s Motion For Attorney Todd Macaluso:
*I found this interesting & wanted to share it with everyone!
It can be related to Casey & her many lies, & body language we have all studied. :wink:
How to spot a liar
Last Update: 2/14 11:17 pm
"Some people lie because they want to avoid conflict or they don't want to hurt someone," Dr. Turney says, and adds that some liars are more sinister. "Pathological liars do this because they want to do anything to get their way."
Dr. Turney says watch out for unnecessary details, garbled words and humor. It is also all about body language. If someone shifts their weight, doesn't make eye contact with you, touches their mouth or face or clearly tries to fake emotions, you could be the victim of a bold faced lie.
Turney says these are all just theories and sometimes you can't spot the truth.
Video: Lie To Me 2/14/10 2:26
Learn how to spot a liar.
Casey Anthony's defense team loses attorney amid troubles with California Bar
Todd Macaluso accused of "moral turpitude, dishonesty or corruption"
7:53 a.m. EST, February 15, 2010
Todd Macaluso told the defense team last week that he could no longer represent Anthony, defense lawyer José Baez announced Sunday.
Macaluso has entered an alternative-discipline program after being accused of "moral turpitude, dishonesty or corruption" in handling several trust accounts.
The State Bar alleged that he misappropriated about $145,000 and misused nearly $61,000 in client money.
More evidence to be made public in Casey Anthony case
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