Judge grants sealing of 847 documents relating to Martinez’ trial misconduct

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Following on from my earlier post – State Bar investigator urges disciplinary action against Jodi Arias prosecutor Juan Martinez over sex allegation.” >>>

From: Michael Kiefer / Arizona Republic:

Judge grants Maricopa County Attorney’s request to seal documents on prosecutor’s conduct & sex allegations

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In August, as sexual harassment and other charges against Deputy Maricopa County Attorney Juan Martinez were being investigated by the State Bar of Arizona, The Arizona Republic submitted a request to the County Attorney’s Office for any of the office’s human resources reports about Martinez.

The request also asked for information about a former media personality with whom he was alleged in Bar complaints to have had an affair. That woman is now working at the County Attorney’s Office.

The office did not acknowledge any investigation at the time and as yet has not complied with either request. The former media personality told a Republic reporter that what she did at the County Attorney’s Office was none of his business, even though she works for a government agency.

Weeks after the public records request was made, the County Attorney’s Office had 847 documents concerning the Martinez investigation submitted to the State Bar and requested that the material be filed under a protective order.

Presiding Disciplinary Judge William O’Neil, who oversees bar complaints, granted the request.

Juan Martinez Judge grants sealing of 847 documents relating to Martinez’ trial misconduct

In recent weeks, County Attorney Bill Montgomery told a Republic reporter that his office recently completed an investigation of internal allegations against Martinez and disciplined him based on the findings. Montgomery did not elaborate.

The Republic reiterated its public-records request for the documents related to the Martinez investigation after Montgomery confirmed their existence. Amanda Steele, his office’s spokeswoman, replied that she was “aware of the request.” Four days later, she said that they had been subpoenaed by the State Bar.

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Having brought a serious bar complaint against Juan Martinez, Jodi now has legal fees that are not covered by the Appellate fund.

The attorneys she retained are now in possession of still more information that warrants another bar complaint. Right now there are several pending bar complaints against Martinez, and this additional submission would help to strengthen the overall case against him.

Jodi has been paying what she could, when she could… but her attorneys now require that she pay off what she currently owes for the original complaint before they proceed further. The balance due now is approximately $12,800. Time is of the essence – so the sooner Jodi’s lawyers are able to act, the more weight the new complaint will carry collectively with the others.

Sandy (Jodi’s mom), has set up a special GoFundMe page for this purpose. Any assistance you can possibly provide will be greatly appreciated.

Click the pic below for further info:

GoFundMe 9-2018 Juan Martinez Bar Complaint. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

UPDATE: The JAA Appellate Fund total currently stands at $104,174.56 — so let’s be sure to keep the momentum rolling so the fund total can push on towards the ultimate target of $250,000. That in turn will help towards covering all the legal fees associated with appealing Jodi’s wrongful conviction.

All donations via go directly to the fund. It is also the ONLY website authorized to collect donations.

In addition, please DO NOT, under any circumstances, donate through any other website or Facebook page/group claiming to be “official” and/or acting with Jodi’s approval or authorization. The same applies to any “Jodi Membership Clubs”, groups or fake Trust funds that have been set up. These sites are bogus – they continue to steal money from Jodi’s future – and they should be actively avoided. If you are aware of any such sites, please help Jodi by clicking here and reporting them.

And remember… each day that passes takes us one day closer to Jodi’s release date…

we are team jodi - and we will be victorious

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Make no mistake.

Believe it.

Prepare for it.

Be part of it.

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Team Jodi #WINNING <<<

Click the banner below to read Jade’s post – “Justice Denied: Why The Jurors Got It Wrong & How The Facts Decimate The State’s Case Against Jodi Arias.”:

Read - Justice Denied - Why The Jurors Got It Wrong & How The Facts Decimate The State's Case Against Jodi Arias
Click the links below to read Jade’s previous posts in the series:

Stephens, Sandbagging & The Six Month Crap-Fest
Corruption, State-Sponsored Murder & Twelve Angry Men

The Immaculate Deception: Exposed

Michael Melendez – Perjury Exposed
The Presumption of Innocence
The Great Mormon Porn Swindle


  1. Anyone know what happened to Maria Rigadopoulou or Pandora…our Greek friends who used to have much to say here….haven’t heard from them for a long time.

    • Maria and Pandora are doing well. They have been busy with their lives lately which is certainly understandable. They dedicated many years to Jodi’s cause so needed a break. I’m sure they check in to read and see who is still here. Thanks for checking Judy.

  2. It is what Kiefer says at the very end of the article that very much lifted my spirits:

    “Any action against Martinez could have a ripple effect. Tom Ryan, an attorney representing Juror 17, told The Republic that he now has grounds to make claims against Martinez and the county on behalf of his client. ‘This kind of fraudulent cover-up has tolled the statute of limitations for my client,’ he said. ‘We will be revisiting claims.’

    “And it could directly affect Arias’ conviction and sentencing, which are under appeal, as well as other cases tried by Martinez.”

  3. They have to do something about Martinez, there are other cases in which it is alleged he played dirty and those individuals too want to be heard. He has managed to do this for a very long time….they all cannot be false claims and those of us who watched the trial and sentencing for Jodi saw first hand his underhanded tactics. I am glad juror 17 has a lawyer and is going after him. She could have lost her life over the disclosure of her name at the end of sentencing.

  4. Hi Judy,

    Good to hear from you again! Shout out to Maria and Pandora!

    It seems that Jodi’s efforts are indeed having a ripple effect as Juror 17 is now going to go after him. JM is starting to get squeezed from several different angles.

  5. Let’s hope he gets squeezed a little harder. There are those that seem to protect him no matter what he does. Like Montgomery for instance.

  6. ANNOUNCEMENT: A friend of Jodi’s, who believes strongly in this cause, has pledged to match any donations (up to $1000) to the Juan Martinez Bar Complaint GoFundMe account that is received by midnight December 31, 2018. The total amount donated and matched will be announced on GFM on January 2, 2019.

    Please consider donating whatever you can, knowing your generosity will be doubled.

  7. Hi Alan,

    I would think that the fact that this case has gone this far to the point that the DA has sealed the records that there is info that is and will be very damaging to the DA office as well as JM. I think Montgomery believes that JM is a problem for the DA office and likely will not make it through these investigations.

  8. Hope you are right Lance but he has in the past over many issues protected Martinez..his claim was that anyone can complain but it doesn’t mean they have substance…so maybe this time there is enough to warrant him taking the action he has taken. Arizona justice leaves much to be desired sometimes.

    • That is very true. Many complaints are brought against prosecutors with absolutely no merit to them mainly out of vengeance or self interest. The fact that the AZ Bar believes there is merit to these is very damaging. I truly think Jodi’s case and the coverage that it created literally made JM think he was bulletproof when it came to his conduct. I would imagine that Montgomery may also be very concerned about what JM’s conduct could do to his previous convictions if people really start digging into his past.
      I will also say that I think it is a shame that Jodi’s family and supporters are forced to pay for these investigations since JM is a government official and some of these charges occurred during a trial however, I will also say that I am not an AZ civil law expert either.

  9. This could also work in Jodi’s favor as he will be very concerned with the potential skeletons in JM’s closet and what could be very damaging information which would then fall on him as the DA and could potentially derail any senate bid.
    Does anybody have any idea where the new senator, Kyrsten Sinema stands on these issues? I was thinking that somebody like Kiefer would pose this case to her in some kind of Q&A and get her stance.

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