Casey Anthony paid criminal defense attorney with sex, private detective claims in court papers

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Casey Anthony was seen running naked through her defense attorney Jose Baez’s office in late 2008, and on another occasion Baez told her she owed him three oral sex sessions, according to recently filed court documents in Anthony’s bankruptcy case.

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Those claims and many others are contained in an affidavit filed by Dominic Casey, who once worked as a private detective for Casey Anthony’s defense team.

“Baez had scheduled a television interview that night,” Dominic Casey wrote in his affidavit, recalling Sept. 5, 2008. “She did not want to interview and asked Baez to call and cancel. He called the network, saying they would have to take a raincheck, hung up the phone and said to Casey: ‘You now owe me three blow jobs.’”

A couple of weeks later, Dominic Casey said the “misconduct between Casey and Jose Baez had escalated,” according to the filing pulled from online court records.

“I arrived at Baez’s office unexpectedly one day and once again, witnessed a naked Casey,” Dominic Casey wrote. “This time she ran from his private office, through the conference room to the hallway.”

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Dominic Casey went on to say he told Casey Anthony that “she cannot allow him to continue engaging in this behavior.”

“Casey told me she had to do what Jose said because she had no money for her defense,” according the affidavit.  “I reminded her that Baez had more than enough money from the network he sold the photographs to pay for her defense. Casey apologized and assured me it would not happen again.”

Baez, who continues to operate law offices in Orlando and Miami, denied all of Dominic Casey’s claims filed in the court case.

“I unequivocally and categorically deny exchanging sex for my legal services with Ms. Anthony,” Baez said in a statement sent to WFTV and other media organizations reporting the court filing. “I further unequivocally and categorically deny having any sexual relationship with Ms. Anthony whatsoever. I have always conducted my practice consistent with the high ethical standards required of members of the Florida Bar.  My representation of Ms. Anthony was no exception.”

WFTV checked and learned the Florida Bar has not received a complaint – and is not conducting an investigation – in connection with Dominic Casey’s claims.

In October of 2008, Dominic Casey terminated his services for The Baez Law Firm. But his involvement in the case continued through 2011, when Casey Anthony, then 25, went to trial for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Marie Anthony. Casey Anthony was ultimately found not guilty on the murder charge. Her 12-member jury also found her not guilty of aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child. But they did find her guilty of lying to law enforcement.

Dominic Casey alleges in the affidavit that Casey and Baez “knowingly and purposefully made false statements about me and portrayed me as being involved in a conspiracy with George and Cindy Anthony and Roy Kronk to conceal Caylee Marie Anthony’s body.”

His affidavit appears in a federal bankruptcy case involving Casey Anthony and Roy Kronk, the man who found Caylee’s remains. Kronk is suing Casey Anthony for defamation, alleging she accused him of kidnapping her daughter Caylee.

The bankruptcy judge in Tampa is trying to determine whether Anthony’s bankruptcy would protect her from having to pay Kronk if he were to win a judgement against her in the defamation case.

Among the many claims made in his filing, Dominic Casey said that a convicted drug trafficker and money launderer for “El Chapo,” the Mexican drug lord and head of the Sinaloa Cartel, had offered $200,000 in reward money, money for Casey Anthony’s defense and $500,000 that was needed for Casey Anthony’s second bail bond.

Dominic Casey also claims he provided evidence suggesting that Caylee Anthony had accidentally drowned in the Anthony family’s backyard pool, and Casey panicked and later dumped the child’s body. A version of that story was floated as a defense theory during Casey Anthony’s trial, especially during Baez’s opening statement, but the theory was never fully developed at trial.

Baez said the former investigator “has a history of making outrageous claims to both the media and in court proceedings.” His current claim, Baez added, “is in line with many other outrageous claims and theories that this individual has advanced regarding the Casey Anthony case.” 

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