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Casey Anthony Ordered To Pay Some, Not All Case Costs

1:16 PM, Sep 15, 2011   |    comments
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ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH) -- Casey Anthony will have to pay back some of the costs related to the investigation into the disappearance of her daughter, Caylee Anthony, but not the entire amount.

In all, agencies said the investigation into Caylee's disappearance cost them more than $515,000.

In an order entered Thursday, Judge Belvin Perry said Anthony will have to pay less than a fifth of that amount, but Anthony could end up owing more than that after Perry receives further reports.

MORE: Read Judge Perry's Order

Perry ordered Anthony to pay $97,676.98.

Here is the reimbursement cost amount by department:

  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement: $61,505.12
  • Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation: $10,283.90
  • Orange County Sheriff's Office: $25,837.96
  • State Attorney's Office: $50

Perry said in his order he may require Anthony to pay back additional costs to OCSO. Perry said that several reports were not adequately broken down.

Perry gave OCSO a deadline of 4 p.m. Monday to file additional expense reports. Perry said he would enter an amended order after receiving the information.

Perry said he needed more information on how OCSO employees spent time on the case in 2008, including investigators Yuri Melich, John Allen and others.

The State Attorney's Office, who said the case cost more than $141,000 to prosecute, received the least reimbursement. Perry said the costs incurred were for prosecuting the more serious charges Anthony faced, not the four misdemeanors on which she was convicted.


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