Celina's lawyer got back to us with a statement, essentially saying her actions ultimately saved her life.
Issa Israel, Esq of Issa Israel Law Firm says, Ms. Powell violated her probation 23 months into a 24-month sentence. With all due respect to the Court, a more reasonable approach would have been to simply terminate her probation rather than restart the clock to keep playing this calloused game of “gotcha.”
Ms. Powell asked the Court’s permission to transfer to Florida because her environment in Colorado wasn’t healthy or safe at the time. While Celina recognizes there was protocol she should have followed, the reality is she wouldn’t be alive right now had she not taken matters into her own hand and moved to Florida.
In a statement issued through his attorney, Issa Israel, [iiLaw Firm Client] called the assertions "unsubstantiated, second-hand allegations."
"The defendants, claiming to speak on behalf of an anonymous hoard of sexual assault victims each opposed to coming forward publicly or cooperating with law enforcement privately, have accused Anderson, a duly elected public official, of secretly moonlighting as the most prolific serial rapist in our nation’s history,” the lawsuit says, in part.
Issa Israel, an attorney who responded to questions on behalf of Anderson, said his firm is concerned that the release of the redacted information could expose the identities of underage people, and he said the requests for information are looking into a time period before Anderson was a board member.
“Essentially, and, to be frank, somewhat disturbingly, they want to see private information about juveniles and teenagers during a time period when Anderson himself was a teenager,” Israel said. “We’re deeply concerned about the precedent granting this request may set and, perhaps more importantly, how such a precedent could impact the lives of young people and those who aspire to public office.”