Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin gestures during the Anna Nicole Smith hearing at the Broward County Circuit Court in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007. (AP Photo/Lou Toman, Pool)
AP Photo/Lou Toman, Pool
The Broward State Attorney's Office is asking Florida Gov. Charlie Crist to launch an independent investigation into allegations of impropriety against the judge who presided in the dispute over Anna Nicole Smith's remains.
The state attorney's office says it has received a complaint from a lawyer regarding Circuit Court Judge Larry Seidlin and possible gifts he may have accepted from an attorney who actively represented clients in his court.
The complaint says the possible improprieties were detailed in a newspaper article last week.
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That article also alleged that Seidlin's family members have received property and monetary benefits from a wealthy 81-year-old neighbor.
Seidlin's attorney says the judge is innocent.
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