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Casey Anthony will not stay with parents during Orlando probation, lawyer says

A judge ordered Casey Anthony, the young mother acquitted of murdering her toddler, to report for probation in Orlando on a check fraud conviction.

There's one place Casey Anthony won't be going when she returns to Orlando to serve probation for check fraud, as ordered by a judge.

"Casey Anthony will not be returning to her home," Mark Lippman, the attorney of Anthony's parents, George and Cindy Anthony, told People. "George and Cindy Anthony do not have any idea where Casey Anthony currently is or where she will be living while she is on probation." 

Casey Anthony, the young mother acquitted of murdering her toddler, has been ordered to return to Florida and report for probation.

Anthony, 25, was released from jail in July with no restrictions on her freedom despite a judge stating he wanted her to serve probation for a year upon release due to a paperwork bungle.

However, this was never written into court documents and she has since disappeared.

(GlobalPost reports: Florida judge orders Casey Anthony to serve a year probation on check fraud

On Friday however, Judge Belvin Perry ordered she report back by Aug. 26 on a 2010 check fraud conviction and he would not allow her to benefit from the probation confusion.

Judge Belvin Perry rejected claims by Anthony's lawyers that she had already served her probation while in jail awaiting trial on a charge of murder connected to the 2008 death of her two-year-old daughter Caylee, Reuters reports.

Reuters reports:

In his order, Perry took note of a widely reported celebrity poll in which Anthony overwhelmingly was found to be the most hated American, and authorized Florida corrections officials to keep Anthony's home address a secret.

"This Court is very mindful that it is a high probability that there are many that would like to see physical harm visited upon the Defendant," Perry wrote.

The judge who had accepted Anthony's guilty pleas in the 2010 check fraud case, Stan Strickland, had stated in open court that Anthony was to serve a year of probation after she left jail.

But this intention was not written into the final order. Strickland filed a clarified version on August 1, following her July 17 release. Anthony's lawyers responded with an emergency motion to quash that order, Reuters reports.

Defense lawyers were aware of the bungle but claimed in court they had no duty to recognize the probation confusion and act.

"It is very clear [Anthony] and her attorney knew she was to start her probation upon release from the Orange County Jail. Despite this fact, they took advantage of a scrivener's error which started the probation while she was being held in the jail pending trial," Perry said.

Meantime, Lippman told People that Anthony's parents were still recovering from an emotional trial.

George Anthony was accused of molesting Casey when she was young, an allegation he denies.

"They are really trying to move forward," Lippman reportedly said. "They have been through a lot, and they're figuring out their next step."


 

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