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Arizona Bar investigating Jodi Arias prosecutor Juan Martinez after ethics complaint

PHOENIX — The Arizona State Bar is investigating an ethics complaint made against Juan Martinez, the prosecutor in the Jodi Arias murder trial.

Rick DeBruhl with the State Bar said an unidentified person alleged Martinez violated professional conduct standards during the Arias trial but would not give more details.

During her sentencing hearing, Arias alleged Martinez and police conspired to change the murder narrative in order to make her look worse.

Two years ago, fans were seen asking Martinez for autographs and pictures outside of the courthouse. He later said that he has only used the front door of the courthouse once and that is when the fans found him.

Despite Martinez signing the autograph, KTAR Legal Analyst Monica Lindstrom said at the time he was not guilty of misconduct.

“I didn’t think this was misconduct at all because it’s not like he’s standing outside the courthouse flagging people down saying, ‘Hey, $5 and you can have my autograph,'” said Lindstrom, adding that, if he knew jurors were present, it would have been a different story.

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