Just a reminder…
Cost to prosecute? The Orlando Sentinel reported that it cost $141,362 to prosecute Casey Anthony, much of it going to Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation which tallied up to $82,000.
But the total doesn’t include the costs from Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the lead agency that did the bulk of investigating. For reasons unknown, this file is being held close to vest as they await a hearing scheduled for August 25th.
The prosecutors want Anthony to pay for being prosecuted on false evidence and pay for the shoddy investigation it cost to find it. This amount has not been disclosed.
Some of the expenses filed by the prosecution in 281 pages of documents detailed such items as experts’ work, airfare and hotel stays for witnesses and transcription services.
Among the State Attorney’s Office expenses:
• $20,551 for work conducted by Dr. Neal Haskell, a forensic entomologist. He billed for a variety of areas, including report writing and work on specimens. The state also reported $9,650 for Haskell’s trial testimony and preparation.
• $1,005 for court reporting service for the two-volume deposition of Sheriff’s Office Sgt. John Allen.
•$ 833 for a court reporting service for the two-volume deposition of Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Yuri Melich.
• $2,082 for a court reporting service for the deposition of Cindy Anthony.
• $6,112 for cell phone tower expert Charles Marth.
Casey’s Probation in Limbo
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 should be interesting. Will Casey Anthony be given credit for doing good probation in hoosegow while awaiting her bogus trial for first degree murder possible death sentence or will Judge Perry finally put an end to the madness and set her free?
Casey Anthony was overly indicted and convicted as a 1st time offender for writing bad checks from a friend’s checking account. The checks totaled just under $700. Judge Stan Strickland who was the presiding judge of the Anthony trial and later recused himself, had sentenced her to time served which was 412 days and one year probation.
At the same time Anthony was awaiting trial for 1st degree murder and had not yet been acquitted, something Judge Stan Strickland did not expect.
Almost a month after she was acquitted of all major charges, Judge Stan Strickland miraculously remembered he gave her probation which was to begin the day she was released from jail but the Florida DOC had applied her probation while she was in jail.
In order to fix the problem Strickland signed an amended order August 5, 2011 stating he intended for Anthony to carry out her probation after trial.
I’m trying to imagine what probation will be like for Casey Anthony if Judge Perry finds some way to justify Judge Stan Strickland’s cry for attention. If, after all motions denied and every law avenue taken falls upon deaf ears of the court, Casey Anthony could be forced to live out another year under the guidance of the Orange County Dept of Corrections.
There are two types of probation conditions, General probation conditions and Special probation conditions.
Every probation sentence carries the same General Probation conditions:
Report timely to probation
Submission of monthly probation reporting
Do not violate any state or federal laws while on probation
Do not move from your pre-approved place of residence without prior consent from a probation officer
Maintain consistent employment or enroll as a full time student school
Special Probation conditions will relate to the underlying charge and can include:
Not to consume or possess alcohol while on probation
Complete court ordered driving classes and DUI schools
Complete community service as part of probation
Complete court ordered counseling as part of probation
Payment of restitution to a victim during probation
The DOC will know where she lives as will the rest of us. She will have to obey ALL of the laws as we all should. Since getting a job will be impossible, enrolling in school wouldn’t be a bad idea.
I don’t think she qualifies for special probation because alcohol nor drug abuse were part of her underlying charge so it seems if Casey has a Corona at home with a few clean-cut, law abiding friends it shouldn’t be much of a problem.
Of course, this would have to happen in a perfect world where one is free once acquitted in a Court of Law but as we all know, there are a few rogue mobsters who would like nothing better than to be THE ONE who did the deed. I think that’s a given and Judge Perry will do the right thing.
Casey’s Reaction to the Verdict
Courtesy of HollysGMom