Casey Anthony Ordered to Pay Florida $100,000
Currently undergoing psychological treatment, Anthony, 25, was found guilty on four counts of lying to investigators back in July, which prompted Judge Belvin Perry's order Thursday that she reimburse authorities some $97,000, less than a fifth of the total current estimated cost of the investigation.
"It seems to be a reasonable and fair compromise between the claims" of the prosecution and Anthony's defense team, local defense attorney Richard Hornsby told the Orlando Sentinel.
The amount could be increased, pending additional expense report filings by state agencies.
Prosecutors had originally requested that Anthony pay at least $500,000 for the investigation, which is at present estimated to total $517,000.
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