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Now that Casey Anthony, the 25 year-old Florida woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, has been acquitted of that charge, she can focus on the $68,520 tax lien the IRS filed against her earlier this year.

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The IRS alleges that Anthony, who was cleared earlier today of the most serious charges but was convicted of four misdemeanor counts of lying to police during investigation of her child's disappearance, owes Uncle Sam the money for earnings in 2008.

That was the year that her daughter went missing.

It's unclear what job Anthony held three years ago, although the ABC television network reportedly paid $200,000 for family videos and photos of Caylee. Just who got the money, however, also is uncertain.

Anthony faces sentencing Thursday on the false information convictions. Each carries a maximum term of one year in jail, meaning she could be incarcerated for up to four years.

UPDATE, Thursday, July 7: Anthony was sentenced to the maximum four-year term by the trial judge, but with time served and credit for good behavior, she is due out on Wednesday, July 13, her 1,003rd day in jail.

One thing is for sure though: There will continue to be a lot of interest in the Casey/Caylee Anthony case.

I see a book and/or made-for-TV movie on the horizon.

That's good news for the IRS, since earnings from those endeavors will be taxable. Plus, Anthony then should have enough money to pay the alleged prior tax bill.

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George Vreeland Hill

I hope Casey never profits off of this.
I also hope the IRS is right.
Let Casey pay in more ways than one.

George Vreeland Hill

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