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Legal Action Involving State's Attorney's Office
« on: July 24, 2013, 08:50:37 PM »
You can discuss lawsuits or other legal proceedings related to the George Zimmerman case filed against the State's Attorney's office here. Lawsuits, disciplinary matters  and other criminal cases not involving the Zimmerman case are beyond the scope of this forum and are not welcome here. These forums will remain about the George Zimmerman case.

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Re: Legal Action Involving State's Attorney's Office
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2013, 02:16:15 PM »
Letter to Gov. Scott requesting a special prosecutor to investigate firing

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Accordingly, the undersigned (on behalf of my client) formally and respectfully requests that you commission a State Attorney from another circuit to conduct an investigation as to whether or not the Office of the State Attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit acted unlawfully in the termination of Mr. Kruidbos.

Kruidbos v Corey

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Contrary to the provisions of Florida Statutes 92.57, KRUIDBOS was terminated by Defendant on Thursday July 11, 2013 in retaliation for having testified on June 6, 2013, pursuant to a subpoena, before the circuit court in and for Seminole County in State v. Zimmerman, Case No. 2012-001083-CFA. The nature of Plaintiff’s testimony related to the suspected violation by the State Attorney’s Office of its reciprocal discovery obligations under the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure, and under Florida and federal law. A copy of the subpoena is attached hereto as “Exhibit A”. A copy of the letter of termination is attached hereto as “Exhibit B”.

Kruidbos Whistleblower Complaint to OIG

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Contrary to the provisions of Florida Statutes 112.3187, Mr. Kruidbos was the victim of retaliatory action by the SAO on Friday, July 11, 2013 when he was terminated from employment. Mr. Kruidbos was terminated for having testified (pursuant to a subpoena) before the circuit court in and for Seminole County, on June 6, 2013. The nature of his testimony related to the possible knowing violation, by the State of Florida (the SAO), of its reciprocal discovery obligations (under the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure, and under Florida and federal law) in a criminal prosecution. Such a violation falls within the inherent authority of the circuit court to sanction the conduct and actions of parties and attorneys before the court.

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Re: Legal Action Involving State's Attorney's Office
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2013, 02:35:27 PM »
Letter to Gov. Scott requesting a special prosecutor to investigate firing

I'm confused.

The letter quotes Fla. Stat. § 92.57, to the effect that the alleged retaliatory firing would be 'unlawful' and a possible cause of civil actions. The statute doesn't say the action would be criminal, that it would be a felony or a misdemeanor, or mention criminal penalties or criminal proceedings. Why would it be a proper subject for investigation by a State Attorney?

 

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