Attorney Baker found guilty in second comtempt of court case

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

GREEN FOREST -- Attorney Cindy Baker was found guilty of contempt of court in Green Forest City Court Friday for missing a previous court date.

According to court documents, Judge Scott Jackson presided over the hearing in which he found Baker guilty of the misdemeanor offense, and ordered her to pay a $150 fine and $50 in court costs. Jackson could not be reached for comment.

Baker is facing a similar charge in Berryville District Court. Judge Kent Crow charged her with contempt arising from her Jan. 15 continuance request, in which she reportedly said she would be delayed in St. Louis, Mo., awaiting court action there and would not be able to attend proceedings in his court the following day.

Crow claims Baker was issued a speeding citation near Huntsville on the day she was to be in his court and misrepresented her ability to be in his court to represent her clients, a charge she denies.

That case is set to be heard in Berryville on April 28.

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