Anthony Attorney's Rude Gesture Earns Complaint

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Florida Bar complaint has been filed
against one of Casey Anthony's attorneys for making an obscene
gesture at reporters and spectators after Anthony's acquittal on
murder charges.

While celebrating the jury's verdict Tuesday at an Orlando
restaurant, attorney Cheney Mason gestured with his middle finger
toward people gathered outside. An Associated Press photographer
snapped a picture of the gesture.

In his complaint, Coral Gables attorney John B. Thompson said
Mason violated Bar rules for "maintaining integrity of the
profession."

The complaint says Mason's gesture in a public setting falls
under the Bar's regulatory policy, which holds that actions by
lawyers even in private that reflect poorly on the profession are
subject to discipline. Mason was in court Thursday and not
available for comment.


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