Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery Accused Of Covering Up Misconduct In Jodi Arias Trial

Published: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 8:37am
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Lawyers for convicted murderer Jodi Arias say Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery covered up misconduct in the case. They filed a complaint with the State Bar of Arizona on Tuesday.

Attorney Karen Clark has accused Montgomery of allowing prosecutor Juan Martinez to engage in unethical conduct during the 2013 trial and took steps to hide it from the public.

"Political agendas and special interests should not be allowed to have a place when it comes to the ethical responsibilities of a prosecutor," Montgomery said in a statement. "I await a full and timely review of these inaccurate claims that have been previously reviewed and found to be without merit."

Montgomery is now a finalist for a seat on the Arizona Supreme Court.

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