- Oct 1, 2008
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IIRC? The Feds were involved early via the Crimes Against Children division, which would cover the initial purported 'kidnapping' They have that Child Abduction Rapid Response Team that can get them involved immediately. ( why Nick Savage was involved so soon?)
Remeber Zanny had connections in NYC, Puerto Rico, TN, etc etc :waitasec:
FBI was involved in following up on out-of-state tips, etc.
( ie that big deal of the sighting at the airport..Atlanta? was it)
Besides the issue of lying to a Federal agent, wonder if they can sue for reimbursement of their investigative costs...chasing all those tips down. (do they ever do that?)
I bet they could sue for the investigative costs, assuming that they can get around the fact that she told the lies to local LE rather than to the feds.
I've read about a supposed Martha Stewart Law that opens the accused up to federal charges that would trump the state charges. Is there even such a thing?
Yes, I discussed it earlier in the thread. Basically it is about lying to the feds. Casey didn't lie to the feds, but IMO there is a possible argument that she lied about a potential federal crime to local LE and should have known that info would be passed on to the feds. I haven't researched the viability of that argument.
I am confused about 'continuing jeopardy'.
Is there still jeopardy with the 4 convictions?
If an appeal would that bring jeopardy back in play.
Does that open any doors for other charges?
I am also wondering about the abuse of the Amber Alert system. Could that be a Federal charge?
Yes, there is still jeopardy for the 4 convictions until any appeal (and retrial if necessary) is resolved or the appeal time expires.
That does not open any doors for any new charges.
There was no abuse of the Amber Alert system. It was not used.
Thank you thank you to the legal minds who have given their time and energy so generously to help us all make sense out of this and answer our questions. Your time is so very much appreciated.
I would like to pose the question that appears to be on everyones minds, but
instead of asking about specific scenarios I will ask generally...
Is there ANYTHING, any legal remedies that you can see coming out of any of this that could be successful and lead to jail time for Casey? (excluding future offenses or failure to pay fines, judgements etc)
I see many civil possibilities but that should only lead to a monetary penalty if they get that far. You can't get blood out of a stone. If she doesn't make money, she can't pay money.
Again thank you for your time answering our questions.
I really don't think so. Even the potential scenario I posed under the Martha Stewart lying-to-feds law has a pretty big hurdle to overcome, i.e., Casey didn't lie to the feds.
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Many of us WSers believe the photo of Caylee "opening" that sliding glass door at the Anthony home was photoshopped. If the prosecution can prove that photo was photoshopped in any way what could happen? Defense can't just alter evidence, can they? Could this cause a mistrial?
Thanks to both of you
This could not alter the verdict. But I promise you it was not photoshopped. I saw that photo near the beginning of the case. It looked just the same as it looked on TV during the trial. Everything was proportional, the child looks like Caylee, etc. I think the photo looked stretched when it was posted on the Internet later, but it didn't look that way when I first saw it or in court during the trial.
I also thought it strange that the defense just happens to have a picture of Caylee opening, or appearing to open, the sliding glass door. I thought it strange that she would be photographed climbing up the pool ladder too.
Completely not strange. I have those same photos of my daughter. People just liked taking pictures of her.
BTW I personally saw a 2-year-old boy open a sliding glass door on Friday.
Didn't Judge Perry's order that the costs for the lies be calculated from the date she lied until the body was found insure that those charges would be appealed?
I haven't seen that order, but I don't think it would "insure" an appeal.
I realize there's been a lot of talk about Juror misconduct and understand the double jeopardy law ... but my question is, suppose the state investigates and finds out one or more jurors were bribed by the defense ...
I mean solid evidence of this, ie. juror comes forward and testifies ... etc.
What would happen then ... obviously Jose and Mason would be in a lot of trouble but it would have to be proved
If it was proven, what if anything would happen to the verdict the jury rendered ? would double jeopardy still apply?
If the defense team actually bought the verdict, double jeopardy would not apply. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN. Seriously.
Hate to have you ask this question in another form or another but it came up in the comments of RH's blog and there is now an attorney (albeit an "Estate Planning" attorney from what I can work out) opining, in somewhat strong terms, that KC can be prosecuted on Federal Level.
Just, FYI, I don't agree but just wanted to check that I have not accidentally taken some acid ! He quotes various murder statutes, however, I assume he is skipping out some limiting provision to the statutes since I didn't know it was in the U.S. Congress' enumerated powers to legislate for all murders that occur in the U.S (most murders I have heard of being prosecuted in Federal Court had a very obvious federal connection, federal judge, federal employee, federal building, such like).
AFAIK, the federal murder statutes require involvement of a federal official, taking place on federal land, etc. Not every murder is a federal offense.