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New documents show Juan Martinez fighting to keep his job

Juan Martinez
Posted at 6:54 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 01:39:21-04

Juan Martinez was dismissed by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office in February for alleged 'retaliation' against women who had filed complaints about him, saying Martinez had said inappropriate things to them while they were at work.

In his appeal, Martinez's attorney from Copper Canyon Law states those allegations were already proven wrong during an internal investigation, despite that Martinez had received a formal reprimand and discipline for the actions.

Martinez has also been under fire for his actions during the Jodi Arias trial. State bar charges filed against him indicate he leaked sealed information to a blogger whom he was having an affair with, during the sentencing phase of the Arias trial.

In his appeal, Martinez's attorney states the State Bar of Arizona dismissed the complaint in 2018.

His lawyer states there is no just cause for Martinez's termination. The attorney goes on to say that Martinez's integrity, impeccable reputation, and 30-year career have been "irreparably tarnished" by Kenneth Vick, his supervisor, and MCAO.

According to the letter, Martinez believes the decision was motivated by internal and external conditions and pressures.

His attorney also points out that Martinez is being denied his due process, as this was the third time he was being punished for actions that had already been dealt with by the department.

His lawyer called it "triple jeopardy of the highest and most blatant order."

ABC15 has reached out to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for a comment. A spokeswoman says his appeal is still going through the process.

Read Juan Martinez's full appeal letter below: