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Court opinion states that Juan Martinez committed professional misconduct

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Posted at 10:29 AM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 13:38:53-04

On Thursday, the Arizona Supreme Court handed down their opinion regarding the case involving former Maricopa County Prosecutor Juan Martinez.

The court's opinion states that Martinez "committed professional misconduct by violating ER 8.4(d)" after review of multiple cases, including his involvement in the infamous Jodi Arias case.

A "sanction of reprimand" is being imposed on Martinez as part of the opinion, according to documents.

"This sanction is not intended to punish Martinez, but rather to protect the public and the courts and to deter Martinez and others from engaging in similar misconduct. A reprimand serves these objectives," read the opinion, in part.

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

Martinez is expected to pay for the cost of the proceeding.

Read the Arizona Supreme Court's full opinion below.