it actually hurt her case by stirring up anger at Mandi based on false information. After several calls to the Orlando phone number of Jose Baez, I was finally able to talk on the phone to the female who was originally named as the appropriate contact who would call me back. She asked someone between phone calls, and told me I think $120,000 as a ballpark estimate of what hiring Jose might cost. I think she was a little vague at first around $100,000. Then she talked to someone and got a firm response. $120k was the firm number. She said paying in installments was acceptable. I told her how much I would pay up front, and how long it would take to pay the rest. Again she confirmed with someone else, and said this was acceptable, it was a standard arrangement. After talking to this female on the phone around December 26, 2016 about how much Jose Baez might charge, and agreeing that I could pay it, I finally got an appointment for a consultation. She said I needed to pay $1000 in advance to talk to Jose Baez. Though the other attorneys promoted by the Orlando office with his name on it, were offering free consultations. The reason I contacted Jose Baez was not because he got a not-guilty verdict for Casey Anthony, when she was obviously guilty. I knew Mandi was not guilty. I contacted Jose Baez because after Casey Anthony, his career strategy seemed to be only taking on cases where the defendant was not guilty or there was a reasonable doubt, to pad and protect his record. I was a high-tech stalker who often knew exactly what Mandi had been doing every day. I knew she was not guilty of what she was accused of. I thought the difference between the outlandish accusations, and what actually happened, was the ideal raw material for Jose Baez to continue to build his reputation. The difference between the crazy accusations and the truth, would provide Jose with a lot of material to strut around and be zealous about, and prevail in court. I went to the Orlando office of Jose Baez on December 28, 2016, the day before my consultation, to pay the $1000. I got a copy of the arrest affidavit from the Seminole Clerk of Courts, and brought it with me. I gave my copy to the young tattooed female at the office of Jose Baez. I did this because she said it would be helpful to provide Jose information on the case. Within hours of my leaving the office, the exact copy I left at the office of Jose Baez, with the exact markings and orientation of the pages that came off the copy machine at the Seminole County courthouse, appeared at with a story titled something like "new details in the case." There were no new public details in the case. The arrest affidavit had been available in person, through the court clerk at the Seminole County criminal courthouse, for days. Court records were not available online until a few months later. And there had been no new web stories on Mandi's case for at least a few days, maybe a week. In fact, there had been no new news stories since the first time I brought the case to the attention of the female on the phone at Jose's office. So it is was obvious beyond any doubt that the female at Jose Baez’s office scanned and emailed the arrest affidavit I brought her, to WESH the second I walked out the door. They also somehow got it at a site called that immediately pushed a new story based on the arrest affidavit soon after I left their office. After nothing for many days, there was an immediate flurry of news stories based on the arrest affidavit which I brought to Jose Baez's office to help Mandi. It is not clear that promoting a bunch of news stories repeating the false accusations helped Mandi. Based on people I have spoken to, it hurt her case. The clerk at the Seminole courthouse printed the arrest affidavit on a printer behind the counter. She then redacted it by hand, crossing out personal information with a pen, before she handed it to me. I gave that original copy to the tattooed receptionist at the Orlando office of Jose Baez. After she scanned it in to email to Jose, I told her to keep the original and give me a copy, to make sure it did not hurt his eyes to read a bad copy. So the copy I got was produced from the same scan that she sent to the media. As a result, I was able to match the copies which immediately appeared online to my own. My own copy matched the copies which appeared online not only based on the flaws and markings from the Seminole courthouse, but based on the additional scanning artifacts produced at the office of Jose Baez, the imperfections, and the angle of the lines relative to level. IV-3