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Judge Removes Attorney for ECI Officer Case Over Facebook Page

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Eastern Correctional Institution. (Photo: WBOC) Eastern Correctional Institution. (Photo: WBOC)

BALTIMORE (AP/WBOC)- An attorney assigned to represent a correctional officer charged with smuggling drugs into a state prison has been removed from the case after posting about it on Facebook.
    
U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar ruled that Anton J.S. Keating can no longer represent Jocelyn Byrd of the Eastern Correctional institution in Westover.
    
Keating posted a link to a WBAL-TV story about the case on his personal Facebook page and said he was "back in the saddle again.... need the action and the fee..."
    
Bredar said in his order that it was "highly inappropriate" for Keating to imply that he "might be out of practice."
    
Keating said that the judge overreacted and that his client was disappointed that he can no longer represent her.

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