Florida – Miami-Dade public defender office in turmoil after firing of three death penalty defense lawyers over office politics

By DAVID OVALLE, The Miami Herald Another lawyer has been booted from a state-funded criminal defense office, bringing the total to three in the past few days. The abrupt terminations plunged the Miami-Dade Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel into turmoil. Rene Palomino, 52, was fired Wednesday, joining attorneys Eugene Zenobi and Kellie Peterson, two death penalty lawyers who lost their jobs earlier this week. The criminal conflict office was created in 2007 with…[For full story: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/07/2395518/another-firing-roils-miami-dades.html ]

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Florida – Miami-Dade public defender office in turmoil after firing of three death penalty defense lawyers over office politics