Judge Doubles Casey Anthony’s Fine

    Casey Anthony sits at the defense table during the second day of jury deliberations in her murder trial in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday July 5, 2011. ,Casey Anthony stands for the arrival of the jury at the start of the second day of jury deliberations in her murder trial at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando, Fla.,Tuesday, July 5, 2011. Anthony has plead not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee. (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, Pool)

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    A Florida judge Friday ordered that Casey Anthony must pay $217,000 to local law enforcement to cover the cost of the search for her daughter. Anthony, 25, was acquitted of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, but a jury found her guilty of four counts of lying to law-enforcement officials. Anthony had reported Caylee had been kidnapped by a babysitter while local police searched for the little girl before her remains were found months later. Florida Judge Belvin Perry initially said Anthony owed $97,000 for investigative costs, but he said Friday she owed an additional $119,000. Taxpayers paid for Anthony’s defense because she was declared indigent, but Perry said this ruling is a civil judgment, meaning her creditors can sue to collect any money from book deals or interviews.

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