Casey Anthony must serve 1 year probation, judge rules
Casey Anthony must serve a one-year probation on a check-fraud conviction.
August 12th, 2011
01:02 PM ET

Casey Anthony must serve 1 year probation, judge rules

A Florida judge ruled Friday that Casey Anthony must serve one year of supervised probation for a check-fraud conviction.

Orange County Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr. said Anthony has to report no later than noon on August 26, but that she can report earlier.

Perry also ruled that the Florida Department of Corrections is authorized to keep her address confidential to safeguard her well-being.

Anthony was cleared earlier this year of murder charges related to the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.

But she was convicted in January 2010 of felony check fraud charges, after she admitted she stole a checkbook from her friend Amy Huizenga and wrote five checks totaling $644.25.

Anthony's defense attorney, Lisabeth Fryer, argued that Anthony completed the probation while she was serving time in jail waiting for her trial on the murder charge.

Prosecutors disagreed.

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  1. Arizonanana

    Since she must be employed during her probationary period, the sleezeball Baez will most likely give her a job at his law firm. Most likely she will have to do her job where she will be living (away from the office) for security reasons. Baez needs to be sanctioned by the Florida Law Board. Again, three cheers for our Judge Perry!

    August 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • reasonable

      sanctioned for winning a case? What is you justifaction? Just because you dont like it?

      August 12, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Angee

    Probation will be a good thing. She obviously needs help and monitoring to get SOME kind of life together – whatever the truth about Caylee is.

    August 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      So sorry, help is the last thing most have in mind for Casey. Any kind of punishment, is more like it!

      August 12, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • lostson


      August 12, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Justice for Caylee

    Thank you Judge Perry.
    This woman deserves to pay for her crimes. The jury was stupid and ignorant to let this baby killer walk free. I hope the jury lives with this injustice in their conscience for the rest of their lives.

    August 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • ASH

      I know it hurts when most of us are convinced that Casey Anthony is guilty but in defense of the jurors they did not get to decide on what they felt or heard outside of the courtroom. They only got to consider exactly what was produced when they were allowed to be in the courtroom. We need to be more understanding of that and I'm sure that some if not all of them hated having to come back with a not guilty verdict. Remember that not guilty does not mean innocent.

      August 12, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      I can't wait till they start speaking about their verdict, if ever. I sure as hell would not, but then again, if I was stupid enough to deliver a not guilty verdict, in this case, I may be stupid enough to think I may be able to explain myself, to the outraged public!

      August 12, 2011 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Julie

    Maybe you will get the chance to....

    August 12, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Julie


    August 12, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chris

    You know big casey lover you could get very hurt for your comments, ide like to meet you someday face to face and see who ends up in the basement, just sayin! 🙂

    August 12, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Disappointed

      Don't worry. He is just proving the kind of people on her side are sickos!

      August 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • vanessa fredrickson

      maybe we can have coffee.

      August 12, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • ivyleague

      Trying to be a badass on the Internet is an're not, just sayin'. 🙂

      August 14, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Edith

    Thank you Judge Perry! Now the Casey look alikes who live outside of Orlando can have peace of mind knowing
    they won't be mistaken for her and their lives won't be threatened.
    I wonder what were the deciding factors in the judge's decision? Did he weigh mitigating vs. aggravating ones such as this? (fast-forward to 26:00-27:20-she flips off the court twice) Another incident where she does the same thing: Google Casey Anthony-Anatomy of a Courtroom Joke. Here Jose Baez blocks the cameras while participating in the joke. Shouldn't they both be held in contempt and Casey suffer a similar fate as Matthew Bartlett?

    August 12, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      the look a likes will never be safe!!! Not everyone believes that she is returning to Orlando. Oh and what about the look a likes in Orlando area?? Now they are in worse danger than ever before!!!

      August 12, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Justen beiber

    She still innocent. If you disagree then do your own investigation. This ain't csi

    August 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      RELEASED OF THURS. 8/11/11

      August 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Toni

      Innocent is not the same as not guilty.

      August 12, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. MiMomma

    OMG! JP did it! He really did it! Thank you, thank you, thank you JP! chastising BOZO was a nice touch too!!!!!!!! Love it!

    August 12, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dee

    I think it is ridiculous that the judge is ordering her back to Orlando!! It is a death sentence!! I do not like what has happened any more than any one else does, but the jury has found her not guilty! Therefore, we should abide by their decision unless it is overturned by appeal! We are to abide by the rulings of our courts and juries. If we do not follow our laws, then why do we have them??? Vigilante justice would make that person worse than her!!!! Just my opinion, but the whole Anthony family is paying for their wrongs in one way or another. Karma is real and it will get them all!! We don't have to!!! Please no one ruin your life too!!!

    August 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Disappointed

      You are right to not want anyone to ruin their lives for that piece of crap, but it can be done discreetly and someone who has the means can do it without getting caught. It happens all the time. Hell, it happened to her.

      August 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      A death sentence? do you mean like Caylee? AND this a COURT/JUDGE decision SHOULD WE ABIDE BY IT????
      So she will serve probation, big f-–g deal! something is better than nothing.

      August 12, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • alice

      the jury did not follow the law they let that child killer go free and they knew that she was guilty,they just wanted to get paid
      and go on a vacation but i am sure they are not sleeping at nite

      August 14, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Melissa

    If Caylee's death was an accident and she did drown any mother in their right mind would have called 911, in hopes that something could be done to save your child's life. But by keeping it quiet quiet for 31 days (oh I don't know where my daughter is) is totally ridiculous. She would have been at the police station filing a report, not a nightclub and a tattoo shop if it was in fact an accident. I don't know how she sleeps at night knowing she is the reason precious Caylee is gone.

    August 12, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Edith

    Thank you Judge Perry!
    Now the women across the nation who are being harmed because they look like her can breathe a sigh of relief.
    I wonder if JP weighed mitigating vs. aggravating factors to arrive at his decision, for example Casey's behavior in the courtroom? She flipped off the court three times: Google Casey Anthony-Anatomy of a Courtroom Joke, and watch this video: fast-forward to 26:00-27:20. As far as I know she wasn't punished for this, but in my opinion she should meet a worse fate than Matthew Bartlett, who only made one momentary gesture while Casey's were repeated and much longer in duration.
    And why was Jose Baez never held in contempt?

    August 12, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      I don't think contempt is as bad as it sounds. For Baez, the judges public reprimand was music to my hears! Read today, on CNN.

      August 12, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. themollusk

    I would like to applaud Judge Perry as well. It's not much, but at least SOME people have half a brain.

    August 12, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Great rack

    She's got a great rack

    August 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Disappointed

      Thanks for proving my sicko comment.

      August 12, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Diane

    Good,If it were me I would have to serve it-Right???She ia not special (ask Caylee)

    August 12, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
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