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Contempt Order 2

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									                                                  IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
                                                  SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
                                                  FOR PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA

                                                  CASE NOS. 2008-CF-15606-O
                                                            CTC-AA94784MMANO

STATE OF FLORIDA,

              Plaintiff,

vs.

CASEY MARIE ANTHONY,

           Defendant.
_________________________________/

                   JUDGMENT AND SENTENCE FOR INDIRECT
                  CRIMINAL CONTEMPT OF JONATHAN J. GREEN

       This matter came to be heard May 11, 2011, upon the Court’s own motion, to show

cause why Jonathan J. Green, Juror Number 03207, should not be found in indirect

criminal contempt of court pursuant to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.840.

       During the lunch break, Mr. Green attempted to talk to a news reporter about this

case, even when the reporter stated that he could not talk to Mr. Green. Mr. Green

indicated to the reporter he was trying to get out of jury duty. This action violated the

Court’s specific order for all potential jurors to refrain from discussing the case. When

asked to explain, Mr. Green responded: “I guess I didn’t listen. I just wanted to get out

of jury duty. I didn’t know I did anything wrong.”

       The Court’s order was a simple one which could be understood even by a person

of relatively low intelligence. Mr. Green did not dispute the allegation that he purposely
approached a reporter to discuss the case and acknowledged that he did so with the goal

of avoiding jury duty. His claim that he did not know he did anything wrong is

disingenuous at best, and does not constitute an excuse for such a blatant violation of the

Court’s order.

       It is hereby ORDERED AND ADJUDGED:

       1. Jonathan J. Green is found to be in indirect criminal contempt of court.

       2. He is sentenced to pay a fine of $450.00 to the Clerk of Court of Pinellas

County in installments of $50.00 per month, starting June 10, 2011. Subsequent

installments shall be paid between the first and tenth day of each month until the entire

amount has been satisfied.

       3. He may file a notice of appeal in writing within 30 days.

       4. If he cannot afford an attorney for purposes of appeal, an attorney may be

appointed for him if found to be indigent by the Clerk of Court after submission of an

appropriate affidavit of insolvency.

       DONE AND ORDERED in Chambers at Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, this

11th day of May, 2011.




                                                 _________________________________
                                                 BELVIN PERRY, JR.
                                                 Chief Judge




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                                  Certificate of Service

      I certify that a copy of the foregoing has been furnished by hand delivery this 11 th

day of May, 2011 to:

• Linda Drane Burdick, Jeffrey L. Ashton, and Frank George, Assistant State Attorneys,
415 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801

• Jose Baez, Esquire, The Baez Law Firm, 522 Simpson Road, Kissimmee, Florida 34744

• J. Cheney Mason, Esquire, J. Cheney Mason, P.A., 390 North Orange Avenue, Suite
2100, Orlando, Florida 32801

and by U.S. Mail to Jonathan Green, 4400 11 th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida
33713.




                                                 ___________________________
                                                 General Counsel




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