Casey Anthony was acquitted in the summer of 2011 in the death of her 2-year-old daughter. The Orange County Sheriff's Office spent about $300,000; the State Attorney's Office says the case cost its office $141,362; the Florida Department of Law Enforcement estimated its costs at $71,939.56; and the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation attributed $10,645.38 in costs to the case. Of the combined cost, which totaled up to about half a million dollars, $822,470 came from the public piggy bank.
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