(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Casey Anthony has completed her one-year probation sentence for check fraud, leaving her free to go wherever she pleases.
Anthony’s attorney Charles Greene told ABC News that Anthony was free as of midnight, but that she has many issues to face before she attempts to move forward with her life.
“She’s lost her daughter, she’s lost most or all of her family, she’s lost her friends, she’s reviled by a percentage of the population and that will probably never change,” Greene said. “She will never be able to walk down the street with anonymity.”
Anthony, 26, was acquitted last summer of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony.
After Anthony’s acquittal, Florida Judge Belvin Perry ordered her to serve one year of probation for a 2010 check fraud conviction. Prior to her first degree murder trial, Anthony pleaded guilty to stealing checks from her best friend Amy Huizenga during the time that Caylee was missing.
Since then, Anthony has been serving her probation from an undisclosed Florida location. She has resurfaced a few times over the past year via a leaked video diary and a telephone conversation with CNN’s Piers Morgan, but has otherwise succeeded in disappearing from the public eye.
Greene would not comment on any details of Anthony’s whereabouts or her future plans.
Anthony has checked in with probation officers every month for the past year and her monthly reports have been public. Anthony’s reports have consistently said that she is unemployed, has not been taking any classes and has not been drinking alcohol or taking drugs.
“It’d be hard to imagine that, at least in the very near future, she could ever have what many of us would consider a normal life,” Greene said.
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Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN
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