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"We're against the reconstruction of the event, as they call it," Baez said today on "GMA." "I don't think there's any way of going into a time machine and replicating exactly what happened on that day. We've been against that from the start."

Calling the prosecution's charges against his client, "all smoke and no fire," Baez said his client is not a guilty man but, instead, the victim of a prosecution looking to make amends.

"What's very unfortunate about this case are the political pressures due to the Natalee Holloway case that unfortunately Gary Giordano is now paying for," Baez said, referring to the high-profile case of Alabama high school senior Natalee Holloway, who disappeared while on a senior class trip to Aruba with her school in 2005 and was never found. Holloway's family publicly criticized Aruba police for the investigation into their daughter's death.

"He had nothing to do with Miss Holloway's disappearance, however he's having to feel the after-effects of the fact that the Aruban police and the prosecutor's office botched that case," Baez said.

Whether Giordano will face charges in Aruba remains unclear. A hearing is scheduled there next month.

"At this point we're not certain about anything," Baez said on "GMA." "Unfortunately, very little is coming out of the prosecution camp. All we know is there is very little evidence and everything that gets turned over to the defense, it's all smoke no fire."

Meanwhile, Giordano could face more legal trouble back home in the United States. A federal grand jury is scheduled to convene in Maryland tomorrow to determine whether Giordano could face U.S. charges in the case.

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