Jimenez sought to have the state offer Defendant Dwight Bernard PTI. Bernard was a Northwestern Highschool principal and he was accused of official misconduct in connection with the allegation that he covered up complaints that a football player was having sex with a 14 year old student.
Jimenez wrote a letter to State Attorney Fernundle requesting that the prosecution offer Bernard PTI. Talk about getting involved in plea offers!!!! We can't even get a judge to offer a withhold and this guy's lawyers have Judge Jimenez writing letters.
The letter blew up in Jimenez's face when the SAO filed a motion to recuse.
Jimenez recused himself and then said ASA Angelica Zayas had (and we're not making this up) "Stabbed me in the back."
So there you have it- just a regular day at the REGJB.
A Judge writes the State Attorney and asks for PTI because among other reasons "he has a murder trial waiting". The State Attorney says (surprise surprise) "NO".
The Judge says a not guilty verdict is "likely".
The Prosecution files a motion to recuse.
The Judge replies "You stabbed me in the back."
See? What a normal courthouse we work in.
"Fair is foul, and foul is fair."
Macbeth, Act I.