An attorney representing several clients in Quartzsite cases has filed a 17-page motion to remove Quartzsite Town Attorney Martin Brannan as prosecutor in the cases.
Michael Frame cited the website Jennifer Jones alleges is written by Brannan where Frame says he “attacks and intimidates defendants and political enemies”.
This will force the issue of whether Brannan is the site’s author into court. Brannan says he has not done anything illegal, and the site in question made references to the First Amendment with regards to the issue.
La Paz County Attorney Sam Vederman said when asked that Brannan is subject to the Rules of Professional Conduct as enforced by the Arizona State Bar, but did not say whether he thought Brannan’s alleged actions fell afoul of those standards.
In his motion, Frame cited an “inherent and inescapable conflict of interest for Mr. Brannan.”