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Judge: Anthony must pay nearly $98,000 for probe of dead daughter
cnn ^ | 09/15/2011 | the CNN Wire Staff

Posted on 09/15/2011 3:14:25 PM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Casey Anthony owes authorities just under $98,000 for the costs of investigating the disappearance of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, in 2008, a Florida judge ruled Thursday.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: crime
She should be rotting in jail!!
1 posted on 09/15/2011 3:14:31 PM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Good news. I hope she loses the other cases that have been filed against her and ends up owing so much money that even her book sales won’t be enough to bail her out.


2 posted on 09/15/2011 3:19:38 PM PDT by South40 (Rick Perry - the liberal's choice to replace Obama)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Hey stranger! I was just thinking how long it’s been since I’ve seen you around here!

BTW - Rutgers still sucks.


3 posted on 09/15/2011 3:19:56 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

The state prosecuted her at their cost and she was found not guilty.

Why should she be responsible for the search?

I think she did it but my opinion doesn’t matter.


4 posted on 09/15/2011 3:22:22 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
Absolutely. What a travesty that verdict was.

It's nice to see you, JRBC! :)

5 posted on 09/15/2011 3:23:45 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Vendome
Why should she be responsible for the search?

She was found guilty of lying to law enforcement.

6 posted on 09/15/2011 3:24:07 PM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: Vendome

I believe that she lied to the authorities and in so doing caused them to spend a small fortune searching for her daughter, who was not missing, but dead.


7 posted on 09/15/2011 3:25:55 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

If she’d have been a black ex-NFL hero, she’d now owe NOTHING and be off, golfing.

She’s guilty, but she was found innocent.

More and more this is what I see; gov’t taxes us heavily on the premise they have to give us all this faaaancy stuff. THEN, if you use it? You owe them allll over again.

If we have to pay cash at some point, why not simply just MAKE IT ALL PRIVATE, hmmmm...?


8 posted on 09/15/2011 3:26:27 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

No problem. That will be small change to her after her TV, magazine, and book deals.


9 posted on 09/15/2011 3:30:23 PM PDT by fifedom
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To: Tribune7
Why should she be responsible for the search?

She shouldn't be. People lie to the police every day and they aren't fined. This is nothing more than the state of Florida(h) asking for a pound of flesh another way.

Pi$$ on them!!!

10 posted on 09/15/2011 3:30:54 PM PDT by Taylor42
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To: Tribune7; trisham

Why should lying to law enforcement be a crime.

They can lie to us with impunity.

Price tag is too low however.

Should be more like $100 million and 50 lifetimes to 1,500 years.


11 posted on 09/15/2011 3:31:43 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

My opinions of this woman aside, Florida can shove it. They failed to make their case; why is she liable for the State’s gambles?


12 posted on 09/15/2011 3:32:08 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Owl_Eagle

BTW, I like Penn State too!


13 posted on 09/15/2011 3:38:16 PM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: Vendome

She should be in prison for the rest of her life.


14 posted on 09/15/2011 3:39:17 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

I agree with all those that think she is guilty, but this amounts to a civil fine upon someone who is found not guilty. A concept that does not fit well with my notion of fair and equitable government.

As much as I loved Reagan, I’ve never liked the notion civil forfeiture that his policies brought about.

They just beg for abuse.


15 posted on 09/15/2011 3:43:16 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Vendome
I am guessing that because she was found guilty of lying to police and having them search for this Zanny the nanny that never existed, and following her to a job at universal studios that was a lie...not sure.

I think I read something said that the jury thought she had something to do with this but the state did not charge her with the lesser included offense that they felt she was gu8ilty of, that is why she was not guilty of what she was charged with.

16 posted on 09/15/2011 3:45:49 PM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: Vendome

It wasn’t much of a search. The body was in the most obvious place in the closest woods to the Anthony house just down the block and the body was only 20 feet from the road.

Seems to me Caylee should have been found the first morning somebody started looking for her.

I figure a search like that might cost, about $50.00 - $200.00 bucks. $300.00 bucks total if you brought a dog.

I am speechless that it took more than a day to find the body. I guess me and my dog shoulda went down there as soon as Caylee was reported missing?


17 posted on 09/15/2011 3:46:27 PM PDT by CGalen
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To: Usagi_yo

“I agree with all those that think she is guilty, but this amounts to a civil fine upon someone who is found not guilty. A concept that does not fit well with my notion of fair and equitable government.As much as I loved Reagan, I’ve never liked the notion civil forfeiture that his policies brought about.”


I have long advocated, for decades, that we need to change our laws and legal system, so that if a defendant is found innocent, that the state must reimburse the defendant for all of his attorney fees, expenses, and lost wages.

It is unfair for innocent people who even if they are found innocent lose all of their life savings and their house defending themselves. A Not Guilty verdict is not good news to anybody who is in financial ruin defending himself.

I personally knew 2 innocent people who lost everything defending themselves against bogus charges. One of the people I knew had to pay for 2 trials since the first jury was hung and the state prosecuted again.


18 posted on 09/15/2011 3:52:10 PM PDT by CGalen
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To: Vendome

The reason she should be responsible for the search is because of the testimony in court.

In court, the defense was that the little girl drowned in the swimming pool, and in some panic of events, the grandpa disposed of the body. Since her defense in court was that the little girl had drowned, and grandpa got rid of the body, clearly a search was not called for. Police resources were wasted on a fruitless search, and she knew it, regardless of whether the state was able to prove their case in court.

That’s why she should be responsible.


19 posted on 09/15/2011 3:52:39 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Michael Barnes

She is liable because she knew that her daughter was not kidnapped and missing. This has nothing to do with whether the state of Florida made their case in court. She is not being held liable for the state’s gambles. This is a completely separate legal issue decided by a judge.


20 posted on 09/15/2011 3:54:54 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: South40

I think you’ve hit on the bottom line. Most states now have laws prohibiting criminals from profiting from their crimes. Since she was acquitted, that law does not apply directly. However, with his substantial fines, which the judge has said he may increase, he is accomplishing much the same thing.


21 posted on 09/15/2011 3:55:09 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: Taylor42

Bull, there is lying to police, go for it, and then there is lying and robbing the tax payer. She lied and robbed the tax payers.


22 posted on 09/15/2011 4:40:49 PM PDT by org.whodat (so Perry's purchase price starts at $5001.00: and $29,000 , was a sell.)
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To: Vendome
She was found guilty of lying.....her lying cost our state a lot of money!
23 posted on 09/15/2011 5:00:18 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Personally, I think the Orange County Prosecutor should pay the tab for screwing up the trial like he did. That goes for that chick he had assisting him too.

Did she kill her daughter?? If I was on the jury (I did sit on a murder trial jury and we found for the defendant) The O/C prosecutor did not convince the jury!


24 posted on 09/15/2011 5:12:39 PM PDT by supermop (Cleaning up the mess Obama will leave)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Personally, I think the Orange County Prosecutor should pay the tab for screwing up the trial like he did. That goes for that chick he had assisting him too.

Did she kill her daughter?? If I was on the jury (I did sit on a murder trial jury and we found for the defendant) The O/C prosecutor did not convince the jury!


25 posted on 09/15/2011 5:13:01 PM PDT by supermop (Cleaning up the mess Obama will leave)
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To: trisham

I think so as well.


26 posted on 09/15/2011 5:16:24 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

27 posted on 09/15/2011 5:22:39 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

So much not said here. I might well expect the state of Florida to file a civil lawsuit against Anthony to recoup the money it wasted on account of what she reportedly confessed was a lie. Then Anthony would be due a trial of that lawsuit. But I’m not hearing about any lawsuit. Just some unaccountable judge issuing an order out of seemingly nowhere.


28 posted on 09/15/2011 6:02:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: gaijin

Good point bro!

You get nothing for the right to get nothing, taxed for it, and then you’re billed for the right to get something you’re entitled to but aren’t because it costs money. Got it. Hot mess. Brilliant!


29 posted on 09/15/2011 6:13:54 PM PDT by poobear (Facts, the TURD in the punchbowl of Liberal thought!)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

I totally agree! 12 idiots is all it takes to walk free. God will take care of her one day!


30 posted on 09/15/2011 7:09:20 PM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

There is no double jeopardy and there certainly is no constitutional right to defraud taxpayers by sending cops on a 5 month wild goose chase.


31 posted on 09/15/2011 7:22:25 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: Vendome

I agree. Not guilty, no cost to the accused for the “investigation”. Otherwise it would open the door abuse of the system, using the criminal justice system to inflict economic harm on individuals by investigating and or prosecuting marginal cases.

She shouldn’t have to pay a dime for this. Sorry if I am in the minority, but it seems clear as the driven snow that this would be a slippery slope if the state or county or city were allowed to bill for investigations that they lost or couldn’t prosecute for whatever reason.


32 posted on 09/15/2011 8:12:38 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: Vendome
The state prosecuted her at their cost and she was found not guilty. Why should she be responsible for the search

She was aquitted of murder, but she was not found not guilty on all of the charges filed against her. She was convicted of this crime - providing false information to police. Her false information lead to police following false leads - she is responsible and found guilty in a court of law of this crime. Paying for these costs is part of the sentence of her conviction.

33 posted on 09/15/2011 9:38:16 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: monkeyshine

When you are convicted of a crime, there are penalties that must be paid. She was also sentenced to jail time for her conviction and how must pay these costs as another part of the sentence.


34 posted on 09/15/2011 9:40:35 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Michael Barnes

She was convicted of the crime she is being punished for. She is being fined for the cost of following her false leads. She was also sentenced to and served jail time as another punishment under the same conviction.


35 posted on 09/15/2011 9:45:47 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yes, but don’t forget, she was in fact convicted on some of the counts she was charged for - this is actually the lesser of the penalties she received - she was also sentenced to jail time which she has completed serving. The people on this thread objecting are speaking as though she was not convicted of anything.


36 posted on 09/15/2011 9:48:23 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

You’re right, I forgot she was convicted of lying to police / false report or similar charge. So yeah, in that case maybe she should have to pay for that cost.

But upon (not much) further thought, the police are public service paid by taxes, not a private agency paid for by criminals. Obviously haven’t given the issue a whole lot of thought, but my initial comment, based on her acquittal, was not accurate.


37 posted on 09/15/2011 10:46:03 PM PDT by monkeyshine
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
The jury ruled "Not Guilty".

Sorry, but this amounts to an illegal taking. "No person shall be deprived of Life, Liberty, or Property without due process of law."

If you can be charged for the prosecution building a case even if you are found 'not guilty' by the jury, no person is safe, no home, no bank account, no one.

Anyone could be extensively investigated and then tried for any crime, exonnerated, and then handed a bill for however much the jurisdiction claimed to spend--a bill that would be sure to strip you of all your assets.

Like the results or not, this is wrong.

38 posted on 09/15/2011 10:50:18 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Vendome

She is responsible for the costs of the search because the whole cornerstone of her defense was that the little girl was never missing. She drowned and then her mother dumped her body. Then Anthony lied to the police and allowed them to spend six months looking for a little girl who wasn’t lost.

It’s typical to charge someone who fakes an abduction for at least some of the costs of the searches. This is par for the course and not pay back for the verdict.


39 posted on 09/15/2011 11:02:25 PM PDT by mockingbyrd
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To: Smokin' Joe

We’re talking apples and oranges here.

She was found not guilty of the murder charges.

She was found guilty of lying to law enforcement.

She is NOT being given a bill for the cost of the criminal trial.

She is being given a bill for amounts spent by law enforcement searching for the little girl, before this trial ever began.

Remember that the defense testimony was that the little girl drowned in the swimming pool, and in some panic, the grandpa disposed of the body. This was their sworn legal testimony. Since their sworn legal testimony is that the little girl drowned and was never kidnapped, and never a missing person, that is why she is getting this fine.

This fine is not trying to recover the costs of the trial. It is to recover the costs incurred because she sent police on a fruitless search for a little girl who was not kidnapped.


40 posted on 09/15/2011 11:48:44 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Smokin' Joe

We’re talking apples and oranges here.

She was found not guilty of the murder charges.

She was found guilty of lying to law enforcement.

She is NOT being given a bill for the cost of the criminal trial.

She is being given a bill for amounts spent by law enforcement searching for the little girl, before this trial ever began.

Remember that the defense testimony was that the little girl drowned in the swimming pool, and in some panic, the grandpa disposed of the body. This was their sworn legal testimony. Since their sworn legal testimony is that the little girl drowned and was never kidnapped, and never a missing person, that is why she is getting this fine.

This fine is not trying to recover the costs of the trial. It is to recover the costs incurred because she sent police on a fruitless search for a little girl who was not kidnapped.


41 posted on 09/15/2011 11:48:56 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick; All

Granted we all think the chick did it but i don’t like the precedent this sets and it should be challenged. Lets say you are found innocent of killing someone by a jury but perhaps was a bit less forthcoming on the advice of a lawyer regarding certain details, causing the police to search a little harder for evidence that in the end didn’t stack up. The judge is saying that the state can recoup the costs of attempting to prosecute you, despite the fact you were found innocent.

Doesn’t fly with me!


42 posted on 09/16/2011 5:30:55 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Christ came not to make mankind into God but to put God into men!)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Yep. Twelve idiots who did NOT follow the instructions, never asked to look at any evidence and left their notebooks behind. They talked amongst themselves BEFORE deliberating as evidenced by the alternate who blabbed on TV. Travesty of justice. Oh, and Cindy lied. What else is new?

People who didn’t follow this case really have no clue what they are yammerin’ about.


43 posted on 09/16/2011 5:38:32 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

OK, but if Casey has to pay back the $98,000.00 for the 4 misdemeanor charges she was guilty of, then does that mean that we have to pay her back for the 2 serious charges that she was NOt Guilty of?

This could end up costing us tax payers a lot of money if we have to reimburse Jose Baez.


44 posted on 09/17/2011 8:19:46 AM PDT by CGalen
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