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Casey Anthony probation sparks confusion

4:19 PM, Jul 29, 2011   |    comments
Casey Anthony exits the Orange County Jail, early Sunday, July 17, 2011.
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ORLANDO, Florida (WKMG) -- Confusion reigns over whether Casey Anthony should currently be on probation instead of living free in an undisclosed location.

Anthony, 25, was found not guilty earlier this month of all major charges in the death of her daughter, Caylee, whose remains were found in 2008. Anthony was released from jail a short time later.

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The confusion stems, however, from her sentencing in January 2010 on stolen check charges.

Then, Judge Stan Strickland sentenced Anthony to time served and one year of probation for stealing checks from a friend.

Strickland tried to make the probation run after Anthony was released from jail, but the state said that would likely be an illegal sentence. Neither the state nor defense filed any motions to clarify or modify Strickland's order.

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Meanwhile, the Department of Corrections interpreted the order to mean that the probation ran from January 2010 to January 2011, which is what happened.

It would be up to the state to raise the issue, but the state attorney's office said there's nothing that can be done, because the the Department of Corrections terminated Anthony's probation after one year.

Corrections officials said they simply carried out the judge's order.

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