Casey Anthony Probation: Judge Orders Anthony To Return To Orlando

08/01/2011 03:04 pm ET | Updated Oct 01, 2011
  • David Lohr Senior Crime Reporter, The Huffington Post

Casey Anthony may have to come out of hiding and return to Florida within the next 72 hours because of amended court documents signed by Orange County Judge Stan Strickland on Monday.

A copy of the orders provided to The Huffington Post by the chief of Due Process Services at the Orange County Courthouse stated that "the defendant is to report to probation upon release." The terms of the order state Anthony must "make a full and truthful report to your probation officer" no later than the fifth day of each month.

Strickland's order also requires Anthony to pay $348 in court costs and $20 a month for probation supervision. She is barred from any contact with Amy Huizenga, a friend whose checkbook Anthony admitted to stealing, and is not allowed to leave Orange County without permission from her probation officer.

On July 5, a jury of seven women and five men acquitted Anthony, 25, of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. Credited with good behavior and time served, Anthony was released from prison on July 17.

The amended probation order stems from a guilty plea Anthony entered in January 2010 to felony check fraud charges. Anthony admitted she stole a checkbook from Huizenga and wrote five checks totaling $644.25. Anthony was credited for time served and placed on probation.

Department of Corrections officials apparently misinterpreted Strickland's initial order to mean Anthony had served her probation in jail. The judge now says he intended for Anthony to go to supervised probation upon her release.

Casey Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, could not be immediately reached for comment. It remains unclear if he will challenge the order and ask for an emergency hearing.


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