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Casey Anthony fraud trial may move forward thanks to a little used law

July 9, 2009
Judge Strickland postponed Casey’s murder trial til next year, but the prosecution is trying to get her fraud trial on the docket now.
The Anthony family’s ex-attorney, Mark Nejame said,

“The prosecutor is surely going to want to try the easiest case first so they get a conviction on the record,” he said. “That way, when they’re prosecuting the defendant, they’re now prosecuting a convicted felon.”

The prosecution will also be able to include more information  in the criminal trial if her fraud trial is already on the record.

Of course, the defense doesn’t want this to happen and are pushing to postpone the fraud trial until after the criminal one.  They want to make sure the evidence and testimony from the fraud trial can’t come back and bite them in the butt in the murder case.

BUT, because of a seldom used law that was passed in 2005, the prosecution may prevail.  That law says that the victim AND the state have the right to a speedy trial in Florida!

And guess what? The prosecutors announced that Amy Huizenga, the fraud victim, and a key witness for the state in the murder trial, WILL invoke that statute in order to force the fraud trial to begin now.

The defense, of course, will counter, but NeJame says it will be tough for them to win this one.

“I think that it may be time to go to trial on the fraud case,” he said.

read the full article below:

Well, that’s interesting and good news if it happens!  Good for Amy Huizenga! (Maybe Ms. Lyon should get her head out the school books and pay attention to what’s going on in Florida. JMO)

What this really says to me besides the obvious, is that the prosecution is on top of it all and they will be able to go toe to toe against the “Country Club” defense team Jose Baez managed to put together for Casey.

37 Comments leave one →
  1. maxineme permalink
    July 9, 2009 9:20 am

    I watched the hearing yesterday with judge and the state and defence.. and I was very pleased to hear this about amy wanting a speedy trial. thanks for bringing me to a clearer understanding of the benefits of this for the prosecution…. Do you sense a plea from the defence?

  2. ostella permalink
    July 9, 2009 10:31 am

    Good for Amy… I hope she knows that our Save Amy Huizenga Organization is behind her a gajillion percent! 🙂

  3. niecey456 permalink
    July 9, 2009 10:42 am

    Yes We Are! Go Amy!!!

  4. MAND permalink
    July 9, 2009 10:52 am

    Mystery…I think Lyons is and has planned to go for a plea from the beginning…I think she is waiting for the Bar’s decision on Baez…with him out of the picture it will be easier for her to convince KC that a plea is the best she can hope for…with Baez still there KC is not going to listen to anyone but him.
    For the Prosecution to push for the fraud case to go forward and should it be granted then she(Lyons) will have that also to help convince KC…I think they are lining everything up…and the Defense knows they have the chance of a snowball in hell of getting her(KC)off…and there is more than a 50-50 chance of them coming back with the Death Penalty

  5. BEES KNEES permalink
    July 9, 2009 11:32 am

    I wish we had an email address for Amy so we could send her our support. It cannot be easy to testify against a “friend” so she’s showing a lot of courage. Amy, if you’re reading this, CONGRATULATIONS for doing the right thing, girl! We are behind you 100% ~ not to mention your automatic immunity from CEV. The virus cannot survive honesty.

  6. ostella permalink
    July 9, 2009 12:02 pm

    You’re absolutely right, Bees! Her commitment to bringing the truth to light gives her automatic immunity from CEV…oooh, maybe we should send her a shirt that says “I Survived Anthony Economic Crimes.” Amy, if you’re reading this, MORE POWER TO YOU! 🙂 Also, tell your man Ricardo that we’ve spearheaded the “Ricardo Morales is No Saint, but He’s No Babykiller Either Fund.”

    The Anthony Awareness Club has your backs!

  7. mikka permalink
    July 9, 2009 2:55 pm

    its time to move on,hope amy want the speedy trial.
    bees i look yesterday,amys myspace account is canceled!

  8. mikka permalink
    July 9, 2009 2:56 pm

    maxi 🙂 how are you??

  9. niecey456 permalink
    July 9, 2009 4:02 pm

    I do think that Amy should receive at least one t-shirt for the cause. She has shown us that CEV can be overcome with honesty. GO AMY!!! 🙂
    Mand I do agree with your theory, 200%.

  10. itsamysterytome permalink*
    July 9, 2009 5:21 pm

    maxineme–yes, Yes, and YES! That’s what our Ms. Lyon does best–makes a deal so her client isn’t put to death. She considers life in prison a win. (So do I. I would be delighted for Casey Anthony to get life in prison.)

  11. itsamysterytome permalink*
    July 9, 2009 5:22 pm

    Ostella–I hope Amy knows she has a cheering squad!

  12. itsamysterytome permalink*
    July 9, 2009 5:24 pm


    I think you are right on. Baez has been so quiet–I think he knows the bar has something on him and he will be gone soon. Lyon is counting the minutes til he’s gone and good riddance. She WILL go for a plea deal. She’s not stupid and she doesn’t have the blinders on that Baez does.

  13. itsamysterytome permalink*
    July 9, 2009 5:29 pm

    Amen, Bees! The antidote for the virus has been found–and it’s “truth”. I’m praying for Amy Huizenga.

  14. itsamysterytome permalink*
    July 9, 2009 5:30 pm

    ostella–I’ll donate to the “Ricardo Morales ain’t no saint but he’s no baby killer either,” fund. LOL

  15. itsamysterytome permalink*
    July 9, 2009 5:31 pm


    I imagine she cancelled that a long time ago. I’m sure she was inundated with friend requests.

  16. niecey456 permalink
    July 9, 2009 7:15 pm

    I wonder when can we purchase our T-shirts for our many orgs??? I’m really wanting to spice up my wardrobe with them and raise awareness. Anyone?

  17. Molly permalink
    July 10, 2009 12:06 am

    Is Baez the lawyer for Casey in this fraud/check case? I know there is a different lawyer for her in the civil suit.

    I don’t think Casey will ever go for a plea deal…..she’s innocent remember. she’s totally convinced herself of that. I don’t know…..

  18. Tricia permalink
    July 10, 2009 12:07 am

    Mand left a comment:

    “I think she is waiting for the Bar’s decision on Baez…with him out of the picture it will be easier for her to convince KC that a plea is the best she can hope for…with Baez still there KC is not going to listen to anyone but him.”

    What decision on Baez? What did I miss? All this news about Michael Jackson has totally interfered with daily info about caylee/casey case..

  19. Tricia permalink
    July 10, 2009 12:19 am

    FYI… the most interesting info i have heard is the casey anthony police interviews – the playlists. they are on youtube. Michelle Murphy & Amys’ are REALLY interesting. they all start out a little slow, but they get good. casey is going to rot! and i’ll bet she will NEVER EVER admit to any of it. which means i doubt anyone will ever know EXACTLY what happend.

  20. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    July 10, 2009 12:47 am

    Hello my l♥velies…just letting Amy know that she has “over the pond” support as well :mrgreen:

    I hope I am correct in assuming that WHEN convicted of fraud KC will go immediately to prison? I am rubbing my hands with glee at this thought…please don’t burst my bubble 😛

    She has had it easy for the past year with her BF Bozo visiting almost daily…if he is disbarred you can bet she won’t relish visits by the scary 😉 lion…ooooooh the mind boggles…tee hee!

    Hugs xxx

  21. MAND permalink
    July 10, 2009 12:54 am

    Tricia…Baez is being investigated by the Florida Bar on several complaints one being from Judge Strickland himself…it has been a few months now and they should reach a decision any day now…they could suspend him or they could disbar him…being it it taking such a long time it doesn’t look good for Baez…should they disbar him Lyons will take charge…KC at this time listens to Baez…in fact I don’t think the other attorneys visit her…she sees them at the Hearings but not one on one without Baez present…
    Hope that helps you with what I meant????

  22. Molly permalink
    July 10, 2009 12:58 am

    Tricia – there are still charges pending against Baez with the Florida Bar Association.

  23. MAND permalink
    July 10, 2009 1:05 am

    Hi Jill…I hate to be the one to burst your bubble but I doubt she would be placed in prison on the fraud case even if she was not facing these murder charges…she would be placed in county lock up….so if she is found guilty she will remain in county jail..then the time would count toward whatever time she is given…hope that makes sense?

    I doubt she will have the same sort of feelings for Lyons as she has for Baez…it will be a major adjustment…Lyons will hit her with the truth and not sugar coat things..REALITY…that will shock her!!!

  24. Tricia permalink
    July 10, 2009 1:27 am

    Really????…. How did I miss this? (I thought I was borderline obsessing on this case!?! I guess not.)

    What kind of complaints or charges are filed against Baez?

  25. Tricia permalink
    July 10, 2009 1:32 am

    What I want to know is, who in the world is donating or giving her money while she’s been in jail?

  26. MAND permalink
    July 10, 2009 3:51 am

    Tricia…Look in Mystery’s archives…April 7th 09..the story about the charges against Baez…and then you can get all the info by following through…think it will be the beat way to bring you up to date.
    The money she(KC) is from personal donations…doesn’t that make you wonder about some people???

  27. itsamysterytome permalink*
    July 10, 2009 7:01 am

    Thanks Mand and Molly for answering Tricia’s questions!

    Jill, I think Mand is correct. Casey won’t go anywhere until the criminal case no matter the outcome of the fraud case.

  28. Melanie permalink
    July 10, 2009 7:49 am

    Hi, from South Africa..whats CEV?..and isn’t it great about Jesse James Hollywood?

  29. niecey456 permalink
    July 10, 2009 8:54 am

    Melanie, CEV is Casey Ebola Virus. It’s what we diagnosed the circus with. The only cure or immunity we have is Honesty and a True Heart. Bees Knees can explain it much better than I. Bees can give you all the symptoms. It has been known in recent times to manifest itself on the blogs, so we must remain honest and with a true heart and it cannot affect us.

  30. Molly permalink
    July 10, 2009 11:35 am

    what is Jesse James Hollywood?

  31. itsamysterytome permalink*
    July 10, 2009 1:11 pm

    Molly– I believe Melanie is referring to the man at the link below:

    “A Santa Barbara today jury found Jesse James Hollywood guilty of first-degree murder and kidnapping for ordering the slaying of Nicholas Markowitz.

    The jury concluded that Hollywood was the ringleader of a group of mostly teenage suburban drug users who, when trying to collect a $1,200 debt from Ben Markowitz, kidnapped and later killed his younger stepbrother, Nicholas. After holding the 15-year-old for a few days, Hollywood decided he didn’t want to face charges related to the abduction; planning he’d never be found, Nicholas was walked into a park, shot and buried. Hollywood himself was not at the scene when the murder occurred…….”

  32. Tricia permalink
    July 10, 2009 11:23 pm

    thank you Mystery and Mand.

  33. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    July 11, 2009 3:31 am

    Hi Melanie, its great to meet someone from South Africa, this is a lovely site with super people…I hope you will visit often 😆

    Awwwww Mand…there goes my dream…ratz…never mind I shall relish the thought of ms lion and KC “cuddling” together instead 😛

    Did NG do a segment on the Ants last night?

    Hugs for now ♥♥♥

  34. Melanie permalink
    July 11, 2009 6:27 am

    Thanks Jill :)…i think Ms lyon is probably capable of cuddling little Ms Anthony to death….

  35. Molly permalink
    July 11, 2009 2:10 pm

    Thanks Mystery. I hadn’t heard of that one.

  36. Melanie permalink
    July 18, 2009 8:00 am

    hmmm…i invited her, but my guess is she knows any new “friends” are gonna wanna talk about her pet hate…CMA.

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