ORLANDO, Fla – Casey Anthony is planning to fire her lawyer Jose Baez, who defended her in the 2011 murder trial involving her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, because she is angry over how he is handling the media circus around her first sit-down interview.
Sources told the New York Post that Anthony is furious that Baez has been basking in the limelight and rubbing shoulders with top TV talent, but has not nailed down a big interview deal for her.
Anthony's original attorney, Cheney Mason, will take over as her representative to the media, and sources say an announcement is imminent.
"Casey doesn't want to be reading that Jose's working on all of these deals on her behalf," a source said, adding that Anthony avidly pores over online reports about herself and her camera-hogging lawyer. "She thinks he's using her name as a meal ticket," the source said.
Baez has been dangling a $750,000 fee for the first interview with Anthony, who has been in hiding in Florida.
While Anthony finishes her probation, Baez has been making television appearances on her behalf and enjoying the perks of being schmoozed by network bigwigs.
"He's going around taking meetings with TV producers and networks," a source said. "She doesn't trust him anymore."