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Casey Anthony is indigent versus George Anthony’s affair

March 15, 2010

By now most everyone has listened to the show that  Steph Watts hosted on March 14, 2010 with guests Rozzie Franco and Richard Hornsby.

If you haven’t, here’s the link.  It’s an hour long and very interesting.

According to the radio show, the real story going on right now has nothing to do with George’s gigilo-ness or his house foreclosure, (just smokescreens),  but Casey’s indigency.  Rozzie Franco said, (though she has no actual proof– just  a “reliable” source), that Baez brokered a $900,000 deal with ABC at the beginning of the Casey Anthony case, got an advance of $200,0o00, with the remaining $700,000 to be paid on delivery of goods at the end of the trial. (“goods” being the Casey Anthony story)  Baez and ABC  are now scrambling around trying to cover their tracks because of Baez lack of foresight.  He apparently didn’t anticipate that Andrea Lyons, realizing she didn’t have the funds to properly defend Casey, would force him to seek indigency status for her. (thus making him reveal where the money he says has already been paid out– $111,000 dollars–came from.  Er—where’s the other $89,000 he supposedly got?)

Richard Hornsby said,  if Judge Strickland does the right thing and forces Baez to reveal this sordid little (big) backroom deal,  he will have to resign as Casey’s attorney and  most likely will be  dis-barred. (Now, there’s a classic example of trying to have your cake and eat it too gone awry, dontcha think?)  Hornsby said the problem  is that Strickland may choose not to open that can of worms for the sake of getting on with the trial. (Baez being thrown off the case would obviously push the trial even farther into the future)  The only way Strickland, who Hornsby thinks will definitely ok the indigency status, will dig deeper, would be if  the JAC  (Justice Administration Commission) steps in, and that isn’t likely unless they are pressured.  Start emailing and calling them,  people, because  if Strickland and the JAC let this slide, Hornsby says it’s almost a guarantee that Casey will, on appeal, use it to her advantage to get a new trial. I’ve added the information as to how you can contact the JAC below thanks to a comment from Merker. Thanks, Merker!

What’s MORE, Kathi Belich, the “thorn-in-Baez’-side” reporter for WFTV,  has chosen NOT to cover this major and more important story in favor of a National Enquirer style piece about an affair George Anthony allegedly had back at the beginning of this case.  Why? Because the Baez’ deal was brokered with ABC, and WFTV  is an affiliate of theirs. In order to save their own butts they must now try and deflect attention from the indigency hearing and are doing so with the affair and the Anthonys’ home foreclosure stories. (Feed the mindless public the more sensational story, and they’ll most certainly ignore the real tale.)  Why else would Kathi Belich promote the affair in leiu of requesting the transcript of the sealed meeting between Jose Baez and Judge Strickland that supposedly lays out how Casey’s defense is being funded? (and will reveal the ABC connection)

Soooo, I can, of course, see why Kathi Belich and WFTV would  do whatever their bosses told them to do, but WFTV isn’t the only news outlet that could request the transcript of that sealed meeting.  Where are the other news stations, and why are they strangely quiet as of this writing?  According to Hornsby, it’s because the other major networks are guilty of the same sort of shenanigans and would not be overly anxious to expose themselves or their inner workings.

No one can question the importance of the upcoming indigency hearing or what might be revealed from the transcript of the sealed meeting, but does that really mean that  the story of George’s affair is less important?

George’s affair—the jury is still out for me on that one.  IMHO,  the actual affair is irrelevant,  BUT, if because of that affair it can be proven that George and Casey collaborated on the whole ZG story,  then that would be the real smoking gun in this case.  It  would be the missing piece of the puzzle.  It would mean JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE.  (does anyone remember her?)   The person that is responsible for her death and any accomplices she might have had in an attempted cover-up would be revealed and punished, because if it’s true, you can bet George will spill his guts to try and save himself.  Amen and end of story!   IF it’s true.  There’s a lot of reasons to think it’s not. (inconsistencies in the sister’s story)

All this money BS and crooked attorney BS, while appalling and sordid, and  if allowed to go unchecked, will probably get Casey a new trial, has less to do with bringing the actual murderer of 2 year old Caylee Anthony to justice.  Finding out what we all suspected– that Jose Baez is as crooked as the day is long won’t actually bring us any closer to the end to this maddening case. To the contrary, it could drag it out even longer with absolutely no guarantee of  justice for Caylee.  But, finding out that George Anthony helped Casey make up the story about Zenaida Gonzales could end it faster than you could say ‘Gigilo George’ fast three times.


JAC assistant general counsel Christian D. Lake
PO BOX 1654
Tallahassee, FL 32302

Email form:

victoriam@ jac. Executive director

68 Comments leave one →
  1. mikka permalink
    March 15, 2010 12:07 pm

    itsamystery,i am so confused,i dont know no more what or who i believe,but i am sure much people in this case make big bucks of caylees dead!shame on them!

  2. Joann permalink
    March 15, 2010 12:22 pm

    I don’t think Casey should be declared indigent. Florida taxpayers shouldn’t be footing the bill for her attorneys. I’ve been keeping a close watch on this case, as well as the Gonzalez v. Anthony defamation case. Has anyone else been reading up on this? If you want to read about you can visit the webpage of attorneys Morgan and Morgan who are working on the case.

  3. glen permalink
    March 15, 2010 12:27 pm

    ITSAMYSTERY,,, your name says it all. who and what do you believe from here???? this case has more twist and turns then a cork

  4. March 15, 2010 12:28 pm

    Long time reader first time poster. This has got to be one of the greatest articles on this story by far.
    I follow you on twitter ha. Thanks for the excellent article.

  5. March 15, 2010 12:33 pm

    Thnak you for the kind words. very good article

  6. March 15, 2010 12:34 pm

    oops I meant “Thank You”….

  7. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 15, 2010 12:39 pm


    You are not alone! Who knows what’s going on behind the scenes with these people. It’s becoming more confusing by the day.

    I agree with you–there are a lot of people making money off this poor dead child.

  8. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 15, 2010 12:42 pm

    Joann—The state of Fl. wont actually be footing the bill for the attorneys–just the expenses connected to their defense. Still, if it’s true that Baez brokered an almost 1,000,000 deal, no one but he and his client should be paying for those expenses.

    I have been following the ZG case as well.

  9. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 15, 2010 12:43 pm

    glen–You said it! 😆 😆 😆

  10. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 15, 2010 12:45 pm


    Thanks–please comment again whenever you feel like it!

  11. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 15, 2010 12:46 pm


    I meant it! Excellent radio show. Keep up the good work, please!

  12. lona1 permalink
    March 15, 2010 1:42 pm

    The great news sofar is that Baez will not make another penny for representing Casey. Zero. And, he is in deep trouble, if you ask me. What a farce story, GA and that lady/man. Wow. From what I read there are many, many people that are contacting the JAC’s office. They will certainly know about EVERYTHING come Thursday morning. ABC will chop up Baez like Sushi and come out shining.

  13. Sanny permalink
    March 15, 2010 1:49 pm

    Is there a possibility that Baez could be removed from the case??? and Judge Strickland appoint another to replace him?


    Sorry for the Big Print….but boy am I mad…..

  14. lona1 permalink
    March 15, 2010 1:49 pm

    Someone please get on twitter and ask that twit what’s up with the additional information she was suppossed to have released to us. Betcha the joke will be on them.

  15. lona1 permalink
    March 15, 2010 1:52 pm

    oh, and just you wait until Geraldo and the Fox News Station are found out during the examination of the money trail. To wanna make that much money of a DEAD CHILD, MURDERED CHILD is outragious. But Baez is going to be chopped liver, one way or the other.

  16. lona1 permalink
    March 15, 2010 1:54 pm

    Baez did not dictate an ending for this story. He thought he did good, but now left us….the ending could be Cindy packing a weapon, oh my. 🙂

  17. March 15, 2010 1:54 pm


    Someone please get on twitter and ask that twit what’s up with the additional information she was suppossed to have released to us. Betcha the joke will be on them.


    I am connected with her on twitter and she’s not really talking. I guess she needs attention.

  18. lona1 permalink
    March 15, 2010 1:57 pm

  19. lona1 permalink
    March 15, 2010 1:59 pm

    Shyloh, why is she not talking? Maybe she ran out of things to say?
    She must be on the phone (rat phone) with Baez.

  20. lona1 permalink
    March 15, 2010 2:01 pm

    If you think about it, Baez has not worked on this freakin’ case at all other than file unnecessary motions and count the money that came from the dead girl….grrrrr. He is a criminal, unethical my foot.

  21. lona1 permalink
    March 15, 2010 2:02 pm

    I need to self-medicate. Going for ice cream now 🙂

  22. March 15, 2010 2:27 pm


    Shyloh, why is she not talking? Maybe she ran out of things to say?
    She must be on the phone (rat phone) with Baez.


    She really needs to be quiet, also her sister. Somehow this may
    end up being used at court. Just saying.

  23. gailinny permalink
    March 15, 2010 3:22 pm

    I usually just lurk here, but I’m so disgusted with this whole mess, my fingers couldn’t stop from posting about it.. not a peep from anybody why? I want to know if this is how the justice system really works, smarmy slimy attys can get away with anything they want, and no consequences, Bozo is a criminal. They make me sick….. Never have I ever seen anything like this in my life.

  24. mikka permalink
    March 15, 2010 3:31 pm

    from today,samo,samo

  25. mikka permalink
    March 15, 2010 3:32 pm

    George Anthony’s alleged mistress left the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Monday with her camera and phone, which detectives had returned after lifting evidence from them.

  26. merker permalink
    March 15, 2010 3:33 pm

    Hello all and apologies if this is a repeat:
    JAC assistant general counsel Christian D. Lake
    PO BOX 1654
    Tallahassee, FL 32302

    Email form:

    victoriam@ jac. Executive director

  27. mikka permalink
    March 15, 2010 3:53 pm

    look this photos!

  28. mikka permalink
    March 15, 2010 4:05 pm

    and WESH is on the news now too! 😆

  29. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 15, 2010 4:21 pm

    Merker–sorry! You were caught in Spam. I’m re-posting this information and will also add it to the actual blog post. Thanks for sharing it!

    JAC assistant general counsel Christian D. Lake
    PO BOX 1654
    Tallahassee, FL 32302

    Email form:

    victoriam@ jac. Executive director

  30. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 15, 2010 4:25 pm


    That’s great news! I hope the JAC is inundated with emails and calls. I’ve added the contact information thanks to Merker in the post. Yes, ABC will digest Baez quickly.

  31. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 15, 2010 4:27 pm


    Not necessarily—UNLESS upon deeper investigation Strickland uncovers something illegal that Baez has done. We don’t know for a fact that he’s done anything wrong——-yet. But, if he has, yes, Strickland could remove him from the case.

  32. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 15, 2010 4:28 pm


    It will be interesting to see if Geraldo or Fox paid Baez. As I recall, he was called a contributing something or other for a while. Is that a paying job? Maybe. Is it legal. Yep.

  33. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 15, 2010 4:30 pm

    Thanks for the link, lena1. Merker had already linked it but was caught in spam.

    Bring back some ice cream for all of us! 😉

  34. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 15, 2010 5:39 pm

    Thanks for the link, mikka! Just posted on it.

  35. RobinSC permalink
    March 15, 2010 5:42 pm

    I think this is another person inserting themselves into a criminal trial For one thing this girl shows a text supposedly from George for 12/16/08 on her twitter account she posts a twitter to George on 12/16/2009 Plus she claims to have Cancer a bad heart seizures, sound like she is a maligner She is also in front of George and Cindy’s with another whack-job who has inserted them self into this case on the day Caylee was found this is an attention seeking woman with problems.

  36. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 15, 2010 5:46 pm

    RobinSC–That may prove to be true. She certainly appears unstable on the video of her being interviewed by WESH–or maybe just frightened. It’s hard to tell. Hopefully we’ll know soon. I’ll check out her twitter.

  37. Vicky permalink
    March 15, 2010 5:53 pm

    I wonder if that is why Geraldo Rivera name was being brought up.I seen his name mentioned about being questioned because Bozo and Geraldo are good friends.I wonder if he is hiding some money fro Bozo.

  38. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 15, 2010 5:54 pm

    Just checked out her twitter, and found this tweet of River’s:

    all the truth and tapes will be released on aire within the week~WHICH WILL PROVE EXACTLY WHAT IVE BEEN SAYING ALL ALONG 12:57 PM Mar 14th via web

    So, guess we shall see soon.

  39. RobinSC permalink
    March 15, 2010 5:55 pm

    You also might want to search Scott Peterson Message archives there was a woman named River C who posted notes to his family I think that is where the bank account in George’s mother’s maiden name comes from I am searching for it now have not found it yet but he was still on trial when I read it I remember the name because I was pregnant and toyed with naming my baby that. If you remember Scott had a car but put it in Jackie’s maiden name.

  40. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 15, 2010 5:58 pm

    I don’t know about that Vicky, but Fox News could also be guilty of paying Baez money for a story.

  41. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 15, 2010 6:03 pm


    It may turn out to be the bust Richard Hornsby thinks it is–a diversion. But, luckily, thanks to all the hoopla, a lot of people have notified the JAC and hopefully they will dig into Baez’ dealings.

    If this woman is telling the truth about the photos and tapes being released this week, we should have the truth pretty quickly!

    I agree that River is not that common of a name and it would be worth looking into whether or not she also tried to insert herself into the Scott Peterson case.

  42. RobinSC permalink
    March 15, 2010 6:15 pm

    As soon as I find that post I will post the link

  43. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 15, 2010 6:44 pm

    Thanks, I’d like to see it.

  44. March 15, 2010 8:29 pm

    If you listen to the Anthony lawyer’s interview he said George never said this to this woman.
    He did not say George was not having an affair or George didn’t know this woman. He did not elaborate much. I think the affair is true. I hope Casey’s chances for a Plea Deal are off the table since she refused before. No way an accident that snowballed. Entire family involved. Bozo, Lying Lyons, Conman all need to be investigated and disbarred. Only after they flip the switch on Casey. RIP Caylee Marie…..

  45. Hadley permalink
    March 15, 2010 10:00 pm

    Great Article Mystery!

    Baez looks just like a ferret in above photo. imo

    This case seems to change minute by minute. It all appears to be “planned” and rehearsed to me. The “twins” seem to know exactly what they are going to say. Nothing is spontaneous…remember, these are tough broads, brought up on the rough part of New York. They know exactly what they are doing! It.s all about the money, like everything
    else in this case appears to be. Precious little deserves so much better. However, the thousands that love her will never allow greedy liars to tarnish her sweet memory, and JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED!

  46. Linda permalink
    March 16, 2010 12:21 am

    itsamystery…….oh my, I just had a brain freeze………last week on Nancy Grace she was talking about the new docs that were released, like the dna charts that were a bust…….and I remember her asking Kathy B….what was the hold up on the other docs…….and what they are about……..ANNNNNNNNNNNNND I just remembered what Kathy said…….She mentioned that it was a very troubled woman who was trying to insert her way into this case…………And right away I thought is was Joy Wray………..but I guess I was wrong……….

  47. chitownlady permalink
    March 16, 2010 7:00 am

    How did the cops find out about George’s side dish? Interesting. if its true what she said, the cops came looking for her. Which leads one to believe George told the cops about her. Gee, just so happened she actually matchs the description that he gave of the nanny. So granddaddy dearest gets paid for sex? why woudl shock anyone. you gonna tell me Cindy didn’t already know abou the affair. It all kinda goes with George’s lame attempt to kll himself. BOO HOO! They all need to start drinking Anti-freeze. Put all these people outa their own misery, With these people as parents and grandparents, sweet Caylee didn’t stand a chance.

    yeah know, if Baez is now trying to say that Casey is BROKE. Strickland needs to get Baez to start spilling his guts about his backdoor deals (movies, books and god know what else). Baez needs to be forth coming. Or someone who knows about the deals needs to spill their guts. Either Baez and his posse of crooked lawyers d it Pro bono, Casey needs to cop a plea…..Why should the Citizens of Flordia be forced to pay for this murders defense? There has got to be the “smoking gun” evidence that has to shut Baez down and have her just plead what she is GUILTY! Its time the people of Flordia tell their politians NO to paying for her DEFENSE! She actually has none.


  48. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 16, 2010 7:12 am


    I noticed Brad didn’t deny the affair, too. He just said George didn’t say that. Well, who knows what George said for sure? George probably doesn’t even know what all he said to this woman. The problem is that unless he wrote it to her it’s probably not provable.

    We shall see.

    Casey can’t make a plea deal unless one is offered, and I don’t see one being offered at this point. Anything is possible and a lot of people think she will plea out before this goes to trial.
    I don’t care whether she gets the needle or sits in jail for the rest of her life. Either way works for me! 🙂

  49. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 16, 2010 7:16 am

    Hadley–Ferret face like Frank in Mash–except Frank was wayyyy cuter. 😆

    Caylee’s memory does deserve better than this, and stories like this can pop up all they want, but in the end justice will prevail. Everyone will get their just reward–good or bad.

  50. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 16, 2010 7:19 am

    Interesting, Linda! I wonder—-

    Why didn’t Kathi Belich elaborate on that little tidbit????? If she is aware that the the woman is nuts why not report that instead of all this other stuff? Maybe she has since found out there is some truth to the woman’s story.

  51. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 16, 2010 7:22 am


    I have heard that the JAC is being inundated with emails and phone calls. I think there will be a deeper probe into where and how Baez got money in the past. Any deals will be revealed. Full disclosure will be required to declare her indigent.

  52. jean permalink
    March 16, 2010 7:37 am

    isnt it ironic that casey went broke exactly as cindy,and george that wonderful river cruz father went foreclosure and
    now they want the taxpayers to pay for the court case when
    casey knows where caylee is …as of last night…


  53. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 16, 2010 7:58 am


    I’m soooo looking forward to Thursday’s hearing. It should be the most interesting one yet.

  54. jean permalink
    March 16, 2010 8:00 am


  55. Sanny permalink
    March 16, 2010 11:42 am

    I’m on pins and needles waiting for Thursday.

    I’ll be checking GA face to see if any dents are visible LOL

    Cindy wields a mean hammer.

    Will she be mouthing to George, “I love you” ? I bet not.

  56. March 16, 2010 1:06 pm

    What an interesting show! I NEVER would of heard it if not for your post, and I thank you. guess what? I am house-sitting for a well-to-do friend and will be able to watch cable on Thursday! I do appreciate all of God’s favours, both great and small. Actually, its the smaller favours from God that has made life bearable in recovery. what a difference life is free from the slavery of drugs. To house-sit chokes me up. People ised to call the cops when they saw me a decade ago. Anyhow, back to topic. I never hid behind me addiction when I faced the music. I so look forward to all of these shaky clowns judgment day. None have ever took responsibility for ANYTHING and further dodging is just going to make them crash all the harder. OK, back to the circus 😉

  57. March 16, 2010 1:08 pm

    PS as much as I have LOVED Kathi B.’s reporting, ABC is the parent station of hers. 😦

  58. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 16, 2010 6:30 pm


    What a picture you just painted in my mind. I’ll be checkin’ them out too–if they appear.

  59. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 16, 2010 6:44 pm


    I like it, too. That particular one was a doozy!

    You should be so proud of yourself. You’ve come such a long way in your very interesting life.

    Have fun watching cable!

  60. March 17, 2010 7:49 am

    Wouldn’t it be a bit extreme to say she has compromising photos and text messages if she was just out for the money? And I do believe LE went to her or she would of came out a lot time ago with her story. I have heard Domonic Casey ratted out the phones. But I am not sure. Another thing that confuses me is why the sister came out telling this story and not River herself.

    I am praying that ONE person in this mess is telling the truth. There has to be ONE you would think that would stand up for baby Caylee. And I am again praying River is the one with a conscience.

    As for George he so disappointed me when he came out on Larry King Live and stated he didn’t have any idea pizza could smell so bad. HE was talking about his Granddaughter for goodness sakes.

    To George
    When you deny your only granddaughter JUSTICE. You get your just reward.

    Thank you for letting me prattle.

  61. T-L-I-O-T-G permalink
    March 17, 2010 11:02 pm

    His reward!! scream all the way too Hell..see down there Georgie boy.
    Man he must have been some different kind of LE ,like traffic? even still you do come across death no matter what capacity he was in??Dead Pizza,WTF…
    Yes georgie boy that was your GD rotting in that trunk and you let the Whackjob clean it up ,yer sick man !! and belong in jail where Bubba is gonna take liberities on yer BUTT..soowee!! you gonna squeal like a pig!!

  62. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 18, 2010 7:11 am


    I agree with you. I had to pick my mouth up off the floor when George saidthat on Larry King.

    I, too, hope for just one honest person to come forward in this case. Is it River Cruz? I don’t know. Even if she is telling the truth, she will be smeared from one end of the internet to the other. That’s already started, and her background makes it difficult to believe her anyway.

  63. itsamysterytome permalink*
    March 18, 2010 7:12 am


  64. lostworld permalink
    April 26, 2010 8:36 pm

    I’d wager any amount of money that George Anthony messed with Casey in every kind of way when she was little, making her split. It takes something evil to create this evil. George Anthony has hell to pay.

  65. lostworld permalink
    April 26, 2010 8:37 pm

    split as in split personality. multiple personalities. there’s so much more going on here…often times guys like George will cover for a daughter they sexually messed with as a child. anything for silence.

  66. itsamysterytome permalink*
    April 27, 2010 6:42 am


    I don’t think Casey Anthony has a split personality. She has a dead personality. She’s a sociopath IMO.

    The jury is still out for me whether or not she was really sexually abused as a child. She’s such a freakin’ liar and has always been a liar. She could have made that story up long ago to get attention and is using it now to perhaps get sympathy from a jury.

    Her MO is to make up lies on the fly and then “tweak” them later if necessary.

  67. June 17, 2011 11:35 am

    so I tried the links and have no access…

  68. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 17, 2011 1:32 pm

    Penny, this post is over a year old. I thought maybe that was a problem, but the links worked for me when I just tried them. The one that didn’t was “Contact the Jac” Not sure why it’s not working!

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