One Year Later, Casey Anthony's Check-Fraud Probation Ends Friday
Casey Anthony is three days closer to her complete legal freedom. She may be no closer to being anything less than detested.
Last summer, the now-26-year-old Anthony's acquittal of murder in the death of her two-year-old daughter Caylee stunned America following a very public, very sensational trial. Judge Belvin Perry ordered her 12-month probation following the murder acquittal, based on Anthony's 2010 check-fraud conviction. Friday, RadarOnline.com reported Tuesday, her probation official ends and the Orlando woman is free to continue laying low wherever and however she pleases.
"As of Friday, Aug. 24 at 12 p.m., nobody will be able to tell her where to be," said her attorney Charles Greene, according to ABCNews.com. "She's complied with all the terms of her probation and she's looking forward to having her freedom to move forward because, even though she's been out of jail for the last year, she's essentially still been in prison by the requirement that she remains in one location."
Greene points this out as though Anthony herself didn't admit before her murder trial to stealing checks from friend Amy Huizenga after Caylee went missing.
Anthony still faces a pending lawsuit from Circle K employee Zenaida Gonzalez. According to that filing seeking defamation damages, Anthony once claimed that a young woman sharing Gonzalez's name had made off with Caylee, explaining the disappearance. For what it's worth, Gonzalez herself was arrested Friday after selling malt liquor to an underage, undercover customer participating in a sting operation.
Revenue streams have dried up repeatedly for Anthony before she could drink from them. Immediately following her acquittal, adult entertainment enterprise Vivid Video was reportedly prepared to make a porn star of the young mother. That went quickly by the wayside when word of the proposed deal was met with Vivid faithful declaring they'd never buy even porn featuring Anthony. An attempted book deal similarly fell through.
"There's things she wants to say, but they need to be on her time, her terms, her conditions," Greene said. "People have a fascination with her life that, for some people, borders on psychotic."