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Prosecutor accused of misconduct, sexual harassment

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Posted at 1:14 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 15:14:51-05

PHOENIX (AP) - A formal complaint accuses a prosecutor of professional misconduct, including sexual harassment and leaking confidential material during Jodi Arias' murder trial.

The complaint filed by the State Bar of Arizona accuses Maricopa County prosecutor Juan Martinez of sexually harassing female staff within the county attorney's office.

The complaint also says Martinez leaked confidential information to members of the media, including blogger Jennifer Wood, during Arias' trial.

Messages seeking comment from Martinez were not returned.

The state bar says Martinez started a sexual relationship with Wood during the trial, which Wood was covering. The bar claims the relationship lasted long after Arias was found guilty in May 2013 of first-degree murder in the death of Travis Alexander.

Martinez has 20 business days to file his response to the complaint.