Casey Anthony is a free woman

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  • Casey Anthony's probation ended at midnight Thursday
  • What will she do? Where will she go?
Casey Anthony is a free woman

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Casey Anthony is officially a free woman. Anthony’s probation ended at midnight Thursday because she satisfied all the conditions of her probationary term.

No longer under state supervision for the first time since 2008, Anthony, one of the most controversial women in America, is free to go wherever she wants.

But where will she go? What will she do?

Her attorney Cheney Mason told In Session correspondent Jean Casarez that she isn’t going anywhere and will continue to live in Florida with a “friend.”

Anthony will no longer have to report to a probation officer each month, will not be subject to impromptu visits by the probation officer and will be able to leave the state of Florida without having to ask for permission.

The probation was punishment for Anthony’s convictions for check fraud convictions in 2010.

Anthony was acquitted of all charges stemming from the death of her daughter, 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, but was convicted of four counts of lying to police. She is trying to appeal those convictions, but the appeal has been delayed because the attorney general’s office has asked for more time to review its argument.

But Anthony’s legal troubles aren’t over. Texas EquuSearch is suing Anthony for fraud for resources the search and rescue organization spent during the hunt for her daughter. A Florida woman is also suing Anthony for defamation.  Zenaida Gonzalez says she never met Anthony, but claims Anthony damaged her reputation with statements she made during the search for Anthony’s daughter. Anthony told police a babysitter with Gonzalez’s name took her daughter.

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