Frazier attorney wants to question Manatee School Board chair Julie Aranibar

jdeleon@bradenton.comJune 3, 2014 

MANATEE -- The defense attorney for former Manatee High School coach Roderick Frazier still wants to question Manatee School Board Chairwoman Julie Aranibar despite the case being closed.

Frazier pleaded no contest April 30 to four misdemeanor counts of battery and two counts of interfering with a student's attendance, after he was accused of improper contact with students and other staff members at Manatee High. Three additional battery charges and one interference charge were dropped by prosecutors as part of the agreement.

"I am being asked to scheduled her for deposition even though the case is closed," said Crystal Golm, Aranibar's personal attorney.

On May 12, Gold filed a motion to quash the subpoena served Aranibar on April 15, as a result of an attempt by Frazier's attorney, Edwin Mulock, to schedule the hearing.

"It is my opinion any information sought is moot," Golm said. "I hope that it will be relatively simple and quick."

Mulock was unavailable for comment, according to his office.

The motion to quash will be heard by Manatee County Judge Doug Henderson at 8:30 a.m. June 13.

Heather Doyle, lead prosecutor in the criminal case, declined to comment Tuesday.

Jessica De Leon, Herald law enforcement reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7049. You can follow her on Twitter@JDeLeon1012.

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