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Judge: Anthony Must Pay Almost $100K For Investigation

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Casey Anthony (R) leaves with her attorney Jose Baez from the Booking and Release Center at the Orange County Jail after she was acquitted of murdering her daughter Caylee Anthony on July 17, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. It was unknown where Casey Anthony was going after the release.  (Photo by Red Huber-Pool/Getty Images)

Casey Anthony (R) leaves with her attorney Jose Baez from the Booking and Release Center at the Orange County Jail after she was acquitted of murdering her daughter Caylee Anthony on July 17, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. It was unknown where Casey Anthony was going after the release. (Photo by Red Huber-Pool/Getty Images)

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ORLANDO (CBS4)-A Florida judge says pay up Casey Anthony. Anthony must pay almost $100,000 in law enforcement costs for investigating the death of her 2-year-old daughter.

Judge Belvin Perry’s ruling Thursday was well short of the more than $500,000 that prosecutors and law enforcement agencies in Orlando were seeking.

Anthony was acquitted in July on charges of murdering her daughter, Caylee. But the 25-year-old was convicted of four counts of lying to authorities. She told officers a baby sitter had the child. Authorities later learned the baby sitter never existed, but the investigation drained manpower.

Slideshow: Casey Anthony Not Guilty of Murder

Casey Anthony may be in hiding following her acquittal in her daughter’s death, but Casey’s parents are talking about their family drama that made national headlines.

George and Cindy Anthony appeared on the season premiere of Dr. Phil on Tuesday on CBS4. The third part of the exclusive interview will air on Monday, September 19.

Read more on their interview here.

For all other Casey Anthony related stories, click here.

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