Angela Corey Sued By the IT Whistleblower She Fired...Wait... He's Represented By Her Former Assistant Prosecutor , DOH!Submitted by Barracuda_Trader on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 06:47
FLORIDA, July 17, 2013 — Jacksonville-area Florida State Attorney Angela Corey, the leading figure behind the failed and seemingly criminal prosecution of George Zimmerman, is being sued.
The plaintiff is Ben Kruidbos, the former information technology director in Corey’s office. Reuters reports that he “was fired after testifying at a pre-trial hearing on June 6 that prosecutors failed to turn over potentially embarrassing evidence extracted from Martin’s cell phone to the defense, as required by evidence-sharing laws.
A few days ago, Kruidbos’s lawyer Wesley White, a former prosecutor under Corey who resigned in December, wrote a charged letter to her. This came after Corey referred to the exonerated Zimmerman as a murderer.
“You and Mr. de la Rionda have violated your oaths of office and denigrated the very Constitution you swore to uphold and defend. You have assailed and undermined both the right to trial by jury and the finality and dignity associated with a jury verdict,” he said.
“For you to label George Zimmerman, an acquitted defendant, as a “murderer” at this juncture is reprehensible and irresponsible, can only breed contempt for our system of justice and the rule of law, and may very well lead to civil unrest. For Mr. de la Rionda, to suggest that exercising one’s 5th Amendment privilege lacks courage (by not testifying as a defendant in a criminal trial) belittles and demeans a sacred constitutional right.
“It is time for you both to step down before you further embarass the Bar and the people of the 4th Circuit, and before you are removed from office.
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