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. bobcat2u

    She also should be required to perform community service while she is on probation in order to recoup some of the finances spent on her defense.

    August 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. MiMomma

    I am not a Nancy Grace lover. However, there is a huge amount of difference between her making money and a babykiller making money.

    August 12, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Disappointed

      Amen sista! I love Nancy Grace though. She just tells it like it is and she certainly never killed her child and lied like crazy about everything. Nancy is brave, Casey is a coward.

      August 12, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat2u

    She should also be required to perform community service while on probation in order to recoup some of the finances spent on her free defense.

    August 12, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. marie barlow-west

    Amen to "Justice for Caylee". The fact that she walked out of that court room basically a free woman is a travesty of justice. I hope each juror suffers torment and guilt for allowing her to walk free. Thank you, Judge Perry, for this small step. At least it is something. And I am sick of these lame, ignorant excuses from those jurors that the prosecution did not prove their case, that is just plain BULL S@#T!!!!

    August 12, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kareen

      I so agree!!
      I don't know how they can look in a mirror

      August 12, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Nawlins

    All of the people out there that want to sue Casey for the cost of looking for her Daughter need to wait until she cashes in on her millions, because if you sue before she gets her money she'll file bankruptcy. But then again she may have already received some payout and her partner in crime, Jose, has the funds in his bank account to keep her appearing indigent. Since both of them lie – no one has a chance in hell at getting anything out of them.

    August 12, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MiMomma

    I hope other bloggers will start clicking Report Abuse on all of the perverts posts. I frankly am tired of reading about their sick desires. I am sure there has to be a site for you. This is not it IMO!

    August 12, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kareen

    You need a shrink

    August 12, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. MiMomma

    MiMomma

    I hope other bloggers will start clicking Report Abuse on all of the perverts posts. I frankly am tired of reading about their sick desires. I am sure there has to be a site for you. This is not it IMO!

    August 12, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rick James

    Finally!!
    Maybe now some of good citizens can search her out and give her what the jurors didn't have the sense to do!!
    Bet she can't hide from all the good people of Florida for twelve months.

    August 12, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Rick James

    Great!!

    August 12, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. MiMomma

    Do more than ignore please!!! I hope other bloggers will start clicking Report Abuse on all of the perverts posts. I frankly am tired of reading about their sick desires. I am sure there has to be a site for you. This is not it IMO! Thanks!!!

    August 12, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Kareen

    Baez and the rest of Anthony's defense attourney's ( crooks) were aware of Stricklands rulling and chose to ignore it.
    They should spend some time looked up themselves!!!!

    August 12, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • malasangre

      what part of she was determined to have served by the probation dept. did you miss?

      August 12, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mark L.

    Casey Anthony deserves the same fate as her predecessors (in the State of FL) to include Ted Bundy, Eileen Wornos, etc. BRING BACK THE ELECTRIC CHAIR !!!! JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE ANTHONY !!!! JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE ANTHONY !!!!

    August 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • malasangre

      yea cause shes a serial killer too? maroon

      August 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Christopher

    With all due respect, I would appeal this decision. If the 'probation' period would have run during her time in prison waiting for trial? The fact is that she already DID her probation period. It just happened that she was also IN PRISON at the time in question.

    August 12, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • pmn

      Give me a break! You may be one of the jurors trying to justify themselves. Dangerous..pull your head out of your a...and you might get a clue.

      August 12, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • malasangre

      yes because if she had a discipline issue in jail they would have revoked so how can it not count?

      August 12, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Christopher

    Guys, look at the E V I D E N C E in the case and put your own emotional response aside for a second (it too often makes you ignore alternative explanations). There was NO evidence that Casey Anthony actually MURDERED her child... NONE!

    Now, was there evidence that she dumped her daughters body? Yes, and she was convicted for that and for lying to the police.

    Personally, I lean towards the accidental death and panic because of seeing prosecutors file charges against NUMEROUS people when their children have died obviously accidental deaths for murder, both first and second degree.

    August 12, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laurie

      She was not found guilty of disposing of her daughters body. She was not charged with that specifically. Where do you get this?

      August 12, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • sadintexas

      Please......what rock did you crawl out from under.??

      August 12, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • pmn

      Did you do your research? Innocent does not mean not guilty. She did not get convicted for the dumping the body only lying to the police for misleading them on more than several occassions. Taking the "emotion" out of it. There was plenty to convict her on a sentence. Also, if you have not seen the report from the State of Florida Protective Services found Casey guilty of abuse and neglect leading up to and surrounding the death of her daughter Caylee. 31 days of not reporting a child missing is a crime and guilt written all over the place. Apparently you don't have children have kids making a ignorant statement like that! If it was accident why go through such lengths to cover it up? Answer that question.

      August 12, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • themollusk

      I stick by my original point in that if you claim there was no evidence of murder, you must also claim THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF AN ACCIDENT EITHER! And I must disagree with the no evidence. THere was plenty. Like I said, answer a simple question: If it was a drowning and she was dead from the get-go, why the heck would there be duct tape over her mouth AFTER she died? The jurors were wrong btw, they aquitted her on the basis this could have been an accident, when in reality, this was just a theory by the defense and jurors aren't supposed to make decisions based on speculations or theories. Total hypocrisy.

      August 12, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • themollusk

      12 jurors=The most retarted morons on the planet. Fat and stupid.

      August 13, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
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