On March 25, 2009, there was a hearing before Judge Stan Strickland concerning the funding of Casey Anthony's defense funding.
Known popularly as the Pauper to Princess Motion, the State was concerned about possible conflict of interest between attorney Jose Baez and business deals relating to Casey Anthony's then-current riches.
After an in-camera meeting with the defense, Judge Strickland stated he was satisfied with the defense's presentation and the motion went no further.
Since that time, it has been noted that the defense was constantly discussing the costs of various expenses. Noteworthy among them was the statement by Andrea Lyon at the latest hearing that perhaps Casey Anthony could be declared indigent for purposes of the deposition of Jill Kerley, Roy Kronk's ex-wife.
Fast-forward almost a year, and Casey Anthony has filed for indigency. Based on the form she filled out, Casey was deemed indigent by the Clerk of the Court.
Today, the Orlando Sentinel has reported that
An attorney for the Tallahassee-based Justice Administrative Commission questioned Anthony's need for public money for her defense on a first-degree murder charge because she already has paid out more than $110,000 in legal fees, according to a document filed with the Orange County Circuit Court and obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.
The most interesting part of the article states that
In its response to Anthony's request, Lake said attorneys must submit an affidavit attesting to the estimated amount of attorney's fees and the source of payment for those fees.
The key work here is SOURCES. Now, we may find out more about where Casey got her money and why there is not more available for her defense.
The hearing for indigency is set for Thursday, March 18, at 11:00 AM. This could be very interesting, indeed.
I will post any documents concerning this latest news HERE as it becomes available.
How is Casey Paying Baez? Hearing Tomorrow
Chalk one up for Jose Baez?