Casey Anthony May Have Beaten Murder Charges, But the Suits Are Piling Up
Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 1:02 pm
During the original police investigation, Casey falsely claimed that Gonzalez had kidnapped the child.
Now she may face a second suit from the rescue group Texas Equusearch. The private organization is known for assisting searches for missing people in high-profile cases. And it spent a load of its resources trying to find Caylee.
According to spokesman Tim Miller, the group burned through $112,000 on the hunt for Caylee in housing, fuel costs and the like. But due to trial testimony, Miller believes that Casey knew all along that Caylee wasn't really missing, and he wants to be reimbursed.
"This is the money that really needed to go to families that need us," Miller told KTRK-TV. "While we were doing that search, we were so involved, we had several families that called in and really needed our help. And we had to turn them down."
The group is now consulting with lawyers to see if the Anthony family has any loot to recoup. But while you wouldn't think a broke mom would be worth suing, American TV networks and the British press are known to pay handsomely for interviews in these kinds of salacious stories.
So while Casey may be broke now, there's a good chance she may soon be coming into a pile of money.
In the meantime, Casey will finally be out of jail next week after spending the last three years in the slam. She was sentenced today to four years in prison after being convicted of repeatedly lying to police. But since she gets credit for time served, she'll be released from jail on July 13.
See our last story on the case: Casey Anthony Found Not Guilty of Murdering Her 2-Year-Old Daughter.