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Post by Off_the_wall » Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:53 pm

Local lawyer files motion to dismiss Jackson trial
Redondo Beach attorney Carl A. "Tony" Capozzola files briefs with state Supreme Court. He was sought out by the pop singer's legal team.

By Denise Nix
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A well-known South Bay attorney ventured into the world's biggest criminal case Tuesday by filing briefs with the state Supreme Court on behalf of Michael Jackson that allege the pop star is the target of an overzealous prosecution.

The papers filed by attorney Carl A. "Tony" Capozzola ask for an immediate halt to Jackson's ongoing child molestation trial in Santa Maria, now in its third week.



Capozzola said in an interview that he was contacted about two months ago by a member of Jackson's legal team, who sought him out after reading about his work on several high-profile cases.

Capozzola said he has kept himself and his work for his client quiet until now -- filing his motions with the state's highest court on the same day the alleged 15-year-old victim concluded a four-day stint on the witness stand during which many inconsistencies in his story were explored.

"I would like to see the public opinion be acknowledged in the hope -- in the hope -- that the district attorney in Santa Barbara will do the right thing and stop this unjustifiable prosecution," Capozzola said.

News accounts about the Jackson trial printed from the Internet are on Capozzola's desk in his Redondo Beach office that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. He shares photographs of himself with the entertainer taken during a visit to Jackson's Neverland Ranch, posing with Oscar statuettes in a room where pictures of Peter Pan and a young Shirley Temple hang on the walls.

During that Feb. 13 visit, Capozzola had a talk with Jackson about the case. Then the 46-year-old international star signed a retainer hiring Capozzola to pursue appeals in his malicious prosecution lawsuit against Santa Barbara District Attorney Thomas Sneddon.

"I told them before I participated fully in this I would need to speak to Michael personally and be retained on a personal basis," Capozzola said.

What he discovered at Jackson's home that doubles as an amusement park and is the scene of the alleged crimes was that Jackson "is a giant kid who wouldn't hurt a kid."

"I truly believe that he is a person who loves children, but not in a sexual way," Capozzola said. "But the world of Michael Jackson is different from our world."

The father of five added: "I would not have taken this case if I did not firmly believe in the innocence of Michael Jackson and I have never been more confident that he will be exonerated."

Capozzola said he has maintained "frequent" contact with Jackson and his trial attorney, Thomas Mesereau Jr., during the trial in Santa Maria.

The briefs filed Tuesday claim Sneddon and his office did not give the defense adequate time to review tens of thousands of pages of documents in evidence, did not turn over complete witness lists and has wrongly continued a prosecution based on unverifiable information.

Sneddon's involvement in the case is also attacked. Specifically, the papers note that no other district attorneys in the state personally take cases to trial, and add that a prosecutor's personal interest in the case is grounds to disqualify him or her from the proceedings.

"The public ridicule of Mr. Jackson by calling him 'Wacko Jacko' is just one of the instances where his personal involvement has crossed the line," Capozzola said about an interview Sneddon gave to Court TV in November 2003.

Legal expert Laurie Levenson, a Loyola Law School professor who is following Jackson's trial, said the timing of the Supreme Court filing is no accident and, while the high court is unlikely to act on the request, the maneuver highlights the problems with the prosecution's case.

"It's almost impossible to win these motions," Levenson said. "But I don't blame him for trying and it has good PR value."

The filing is the next step in a malicious prosecution lawsuit Jackson brought and lost. Capozzola said he expects the court to decide within four or five days if it will review the case.

Based on the Supreme Court's action, Capozzola said a decision will then be made about filing a federal lawsuit that would address constitutional issues such as due process and vindictive prosecution.

A spokeswoman for the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office said a gag order precludes her from commenting on the motion.

Jackson is accused of plying the boy, a cancer patient, with alcohol and sexually molesting him. He is also charged with holding the boy and his family captive at his Neverland Ranch in 2003 and forcing them to take part in a documentary in which he proclaims he shares his bed with children, but in an innocent way.

The case that brought Capozzola to the attention of Jackson's legal team involved his representation of a couple that took their grandchild from Florida to protect her from alleged child molestation by her stepfather. After 13 years on the run, the girl came forward when she turned 18. With Capozzola's help, the grandparents were able to avoid federal charges.

Capozzola's work on behalf of Los Angeles Lakers trainer Gary Vitti in a messy domestic abuse case in which Vitti was acquitted of accusations he strangled his girlfriend also garnered the 45-year bar veteran some positive headlines.


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Post by hot4uMichael » Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:59 pm

wow I hope he knows what he is doing!
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Post by noithasnot » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:00 pm

Originally posted by cecilia
His back is hurting... I can sense and feel he is suffering... Please God, help him, please!

come off it, you cant sense anything, MJ is just a guy, you cant sense things from him. and there is probably no god also. MJ doesnt desperatly need help from god, he'll come through it , just like he always does, this is because he is a strong good man. we need to stop wondering and worrying about what the worsed could be, and start accepting that he will make it. he will be alllllllright.

im sick of hearing mj fans thinking they have some speacial bond where they can hear his thoughts and sense them, its silly, you are making a mockery out of him. hes just a guy that none of know what he is really thinking.
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Post by hot4uMichael » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:01 pm

Originally posted by noithasnot
come off it, you cant sense anything, MJ is just a guy, you cant sense things from him. and there is probably no god also. MJ doesnt desperatly need help from god, he'll come through it , just like he always does, this is because he is a strong good man. we need to stop wondering and worrying about what the worsed could be, and start accepting that he will make it. he will be alllllllright.

im sick of hearing mj fans thinking they have some speacial bond where they can hear his thoughts and sense them, its silly, you are making a mockery out of him. hes just a guy that none of know what he is really thinking.
I completely agree with you, I used to say that I can feel his pain etc, etc but you can't we know he is pain that's why we're saying these kind of stuffs
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Post by cecilia » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:06 pm

Ok, I don't have a special bond, HAPPY???
But God exist! Don't matter what you think God exist, and we are nothing without Him, including Michael. Michael needs God, so do I. And by the way Michael is a spiritual man.
We gossip about others because we are not sufficiently interested in the process of our own thinking and of our own action. Generally, when we gossip it is to condemn others, but, stretching it charitably, it is perhaps to imitate others.Catch yourself the next time you are gossiping about somebody; if you are aware of it, it will indicate an awful lot to you about yourself. Don\\\\\\\'t cover it up by saying that you are merely inquisitive about others. It indicates restles

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Post by hot4uMichael » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:07 pm

Originally posted by cecilia
Ok, I don't have a special bond, HAPPY???
But God exist! Don't matter what you think God exist, and we are nothing without Him, including Michael. Michael needs God, so do I. And by the way Michael is a spiritual man.
yeah but you can't sense anything cause you are not Michael but I do understand what you're trying to say...

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Post by cecilia » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:07 pm

Sorry it seems I upset everybody...
We gossip about others because we are not sufficiently interested in the process of our own thinking and of our own action. Generally, when we gossip it is to condemn others, but, stretching it charitably, it is perhaps to imitate others.Catch yourself the next time you are gossiping about somebody; if you are aware of it, it will indicate an awful lot to you about yourself. Don\\\\\\\'t cover it up by saying that you are merely inquisitive about others. It indicates restles

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Post by ~Vicky~ » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:11 pm

Originally posted by noithasnot
come off it, you cant sense anything, MJ is just a guy, you cant sense things from him. and there is probably no god also. MJ doesnt desperatly need help from god, he'll come through it , just like he always does, this is because he is a strong good man. we need to stop wondering and worrying about what the worsed could be, and start accepting that he will make it. he will be alllllllright.

im sick of hearing mj fans thinking they have some speacial bond where they can hear his thoughts and sense them, its silly, you are making a mockery out of him. hes just a guy that none of know what he is really thinking.
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Post by hot4uMichael » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:14 pm

Originally posted by cecilia
Sorry it seems I upset everybody...
well no you didn't but I dont really understand your way at thinking sometimes
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Post by Off_the_wall » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:15 pm

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Post by ~Vicky~ » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:15 pm

So why didn't Gavin get 'choked up' on the stand. Having to admit that in front of a bunch of people?

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Post by hot4uMichael » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:17 pm

Originally posted by NevaehDreamz
So why didn't Gavin get 'choked up' on the stand. Having to admit that in front of a bunch of people?
he was afraid of getting beat of his mother basically, well if he did that then this case would drop its ground and never get up again .... i think it have already done that but we need more lies from Gavin until we can breath out .... god.......
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Post by LuckyStar » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:18 pm

Come on will ya. Shes just feeling for him. Shes not saying that she can read his mind, know his feelings and thoughts!
And I think Michael would appriciate that alot more than people saying that we should just let him be and not care if hes in pain or not.

But everyone can speak their own minds.
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Post by whisper » Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:18 pm

THIS IS NOT the thread for bickering about who wants to believe they know Michael's heart. Stop that $hit right now.

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