Taxpayers Will Foot Anthony’s Legal Bills

Nobody knows where Casey Anthony is, but her legal bills stayed put, and Florida taxpayers could be covering the costs. In March 2010, the high-profile defendant was declared indigent by the courts when she ran out of money—and Anthony’s known revenue is the $537 jail canteen fund. So far, the state has reimbursed her defense lawyers $119,000, and another bill for $5,800 from the defense is pending. So far prosecutors have identified over $91,000 in costs, although they have yet to determine their overall expenses. Judge Belvin Perry will hold a hearing on August 25 to decide how much of the investigative and legal costs Anthony should cover. Anthony’s lawyers said she is doing fine, but refused to say where she is living or how she is supporting herself.