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Jose Baez Quits as Casey Anthony’s Attorney

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ORLANDO, FL - JULY 5:  Casey Anthony cries with her attorney Jose Baez after she was acquitted of murder charges at the Orange County Courthouse Orlando, Florida July 5, 2011. Casey Anthony had been accused  of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008.  (Pool Photo by Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via Getty Images)

ORLANDO, FL – JULY 5: Casey Anthony cries with her attorney Jose Baez after she was acquitted of murder charges at the Orange County Courthouse Orlando, Florida July 5, 2011. Casey Anthony had been accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008. (Pool Photo by Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via Getty Images)

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Attorney Jose Baez says he is no longer representing Casey Anthony, the Florida mother whose murder trial last summer made him one of the best known criminal defense lawyers in the country.

In a statement released Wednesday Baez says he has withdrawn from the Anthony case. He says he must attend to the needs of his other clients

Since the Anthony trial, Baez has taken on as a client Gary Giordano, an American businessman suspected in the presumed death of his traveling companion in Aruba. He also has been giving speeches and offering television commentary.

Anthony was acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee last July. She is now serving probation on an unrelated charge.

Baez says Anthony isn’t fielding offers to sell her story.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press

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