Cheney Mason has a way with words. We all remember when Mr Mason, Esquire, made his debut before Judge Strickland in this case. He looked at the judge and announced with a cocky attitude, “you trust me don’t you?” You could see that Stan Strickland looked embarassed but he answered with grace and dignity, “Yes, I trust you.” It was shortly after that episode that Cheney Mason turned to Jeff Ashton, ( who had chuckled over something trivial) and said, “we don’t pay attention to the ignorant.” Not verbatim but you can see what an arrogant SOB he was/is. I wont go into how he lets his finger do the talking.
In the emergency petition, here is an example. I will put in bold how he likes to play the word games while trying to deceive the reader.
The Honorable Stan Strickland was the original judge presiding over two cases involving the Defendant. In the first case, the Defendant pled ( he omitted the word, ‘guilty’ here ) to several (should be ‘all’ ) counts and was sentenced by Judge Strickland to time served (412 days) and one year of probation. Judge Strickland’s oral pronouncement was that probation should begin after the Defendant’s release from incarceration. Afterwards, when the Court reduced his sentence to writing, same reflected that probation would commence immediately.
Notice how Mason used the word ‘immediately.’ That word was not used in the verbal or written order. You can also see that Mason used the word “reduced” trying to instill in the reader’s mind that the sentence was lessened, therefore, by letting the Defendant serve her probation in jail. Also by using the word “counts” in lieu of felony charges, Mason was softening up the Defendant.
Mason then goes on in the Petition to say that the Defendant was in fear of not being able to receive a fair trial because of Judge Strickland’s bias. A motion to have the judge recused followed. Judge Strickland stepped down on his own volition. It showed that he is a class act and put the outcome of the case before his own ego. Mr Mason would do well to take lessons from The Honorable Judge Stan Strickland.
Mason may have explained why Judge Strickland went on the Nancy Grace show. Judge Strickland stated why he recused himself from the case. The judge had denied a couple of the defense’s motions and the old guy wanted a private meeting with Strickland to talk about filing a motion to have him off the bench. Now, if this wasn’t a form of blackmail, tell me what is. The defense had to come up with an excuse so they used a blogger as their patsy. Mason wanted someone who he could manipulate. Judge Strickland refused to have that private meeting with Mason as it was unethical, moreso than calling a blogger up to his bench for a total of about 3 minutes.
Judge Strickland had every right to appear on NG and be interviewed by WESH. He was off the case!
Here is something else that I noticed in the Petition and they have it in italics and bolded. It is on page 10 of 18.
the State of Florida was given formal notice of the commencement of her probation on February 2, 2010.
Frank George said his office did NOT receive a notification that the Defendant had either started her probation nor finished it. He stated this at the hearing.
Now did Baez offer to hand deliver that notification? It makes you wonder eh?
This should be an interesting week coming up. Monday, the state, as well as, Judges Perry and Strickland can respond to the appellate court ( although, the judges do not have to) and the defendant must respond by Tuesday.
Will there be a stay issued by the appellate court? Three appellate judges must decide if Judge Strickland’s Order will be vacated. Since the Defendant is due back in Orlando by noon on August 26th, can the appellate court make their decision before that deadline?
WHITE BEARD WANTS JUDGE PERRY RELEIVED OF HIS JURISDICTION OF THIS CASE!! I had to shout that as it makes me so mad.
Other points of interest.. José Baez is being investigated by the Florida Bar Assoc and on August 25th, a hearing is supposed to take place to discuss all the money the Defendant owes to the state, FBI and OCSD. The total figure is higher than what Ca Ca would get paid for posing for Hustler Mag.
Then we have all the pending law suits… Let’s see, Tim Miller and Leonard Padilla want some of Ca Ca’s Moola and so does Zenaida Gonzales. I can just see John Morgan frothing at the bit to have a go at Ca Ca. We can’t forget that Roy Kronk is going to sue Padilla.
Now what did I forget? This case is not going to go away any time soon. Are you willing to hang in here with me? I am a fool and if the more the merrier join in, it may make me feel a tad normal.
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