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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Casey Anthony defense spokesman: 3 people use the name Todd Black

Amy L. Edwards
Sentinel Staff Writer
February 3, 2009

Todd Black, the spokesman for Casey Anthony's defense attorney, already admitted to the Orlando Sentinel he's been using a fake name.

And today, Black's company sent out an e-mail stating Todd Black is a name that's been used by three different people working on Anthony's case.

The statement from Press Corps Media came one day after a former FBI agent told the Sentinel Black's voice sounds like a man he once investigated in an extortion case -- a man named Gil Cabot.

Black said in an e-mail statement Monday it doesn't matter that his company was founded by Cabot, who spent time in prison for attempting to extort television journalist Jann Carl.

In Tuesday's e-mail, Press Corps Media writes:"Gil Cabot sold his company in 1996 and we merged our Canada office with a media marketing group to expand our services in 2003, and the fact that Mr. Cabot was retained as a consultant has no bearing on our contracted clients. We assign security names for insurance and security purposes, as with "Todd Black" -- a security name which has been used in rotation by three different staff members on this case, and whether Mr. Cabot also participated in that rotation makes no difference whatsoever.

Press Corps Media is paid by a family who took an interest in the case, and is not paid by Mr. Baez. (I have trouble believing that, but that's me...) Our services are of no major consequence to this case. We simply answer media calls, provide information and/or arrange interviews. Our services are an important, but minor part of assisting attorneys with coordinating events and scheduling. Even when often dealing with extreme bias from some newspeople, we have always been courteous and respectful to everyone, and we will continue our professional conduct as this case moves to trial."...

...A Sentinel reporter pressed Black last week for more information on his identity. Black said the newspaper was wasting its time."It is an absolute lie that I am Gil Cabot," Black said in the telephone interview.

Black has refused to reveal his true identity or be interviewed in person.

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