This is an open forum, but I thought my trial watchers would be interested to know that the Jodi Arias prosecutor, Juan Martinez was disbarred today. According to AZfamily.com, it seems that Juan Martinez who most of us loved during my extensive coverage of the Jodi Arias trial, agreed to disbarment in order to get some other disciplinary and legal actions dropped.
Martinez was accused of numerous things that allegedly occurred both during and after the Jodi Arias trial. He was accused of having a sexual relationship with a local blogger. And, within that relationship, that was supposedly ongoing through the trial, he gave her a jurors name. Then, he allegedly lied about doing so to in investigation committee.
Juan Martinez Has Been Accused Of Many Ethical Violations
Also, during the trial, at least one court reporter had asked to be removed from the case, or at the least made complaints about Martinez “leering” at him or not respecting their physical space. To put things in context, Martinez was single and every day he left the courtroom, numerous trial watchers would fan girl out and throw themselves at him. Pretty much everyone on my site, and it was at a time I had way more readers (and stupidly no ads) including myself wondered at his legal skills. I still say despite his indiscretions, you can’t take that away from him. But his ego swelled with all of the attention.
An ethics complaint, claiming Martinez was working on a book deal as the trial was happening. That’s a big no no. It was also alleged that he was on the the clock with Maricopa County while working on the book. He received a reprimand for that in earlier 2018. a book about the Arias case while the trial was still going on. They also say he wrote the book on County time and at taxpayers’ expense. Martinez was reprimanded by the county prosecutor’s office in 2018 for inappropriate and unprofessional conduct toward female law clerks.
Martinez was fired by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office on February 21, 2020. Martinez filed an appeal. And today it seems he threw in the towel and accepted the disbarment in lieu of facing other complaints. If you get bored over the weekend, the Jodi Trial posts are available by clicking here. That link starts on day eight of the trial and I believe I have more before then but at the time I was not using Categories and tags, or even really linking to previous posts. You will need to scroll all the way back to the beginning and then bookmark the page where you leave off reading to continue. It’s a whole novel, but a very interesting read if I do say so myself.
But this is also an open forum so feel free to talk about whatever you would like. If you personally are having a hard time about something, feel free to talk about it here where we can support you. But if you just want to talk about all the horrific things happening in the world, try to keep it light. And I personally would love to hear how your gardens are growing. Mine is going to pot and my peppers died on the vine. I just haven’t felt like dealing with the garden. I went out tonight for LESS THAN A MINUTE to get some basil, and was eaten alive with by mosquitoes on my feet.
So what’s on your mind. I’d tell you what is on mine but I’d sort of be breaking my own Open Forum commenting rules.