Best Of 2011

BEST BUDGET-BUSTING VACATION PACKAGE: One given to Casey Anthony trial jurors

In addition to nearly stroking out Nancy Grace and pissing off pretty much the entire country, the Casey Anthony jury also cost Florida taxpayers a small fortune during their time sequestered in an Orlando hotel. According to Ninth Judicial Circuit Court spokeswoman Karen Levey (as quoted in an ABC News report), the total cost of sequestering 12 jurors and eight alternates for an eight-week trial is a whopping $360,000. That figure includes $137,000 for hotel rooms, $48,000 for food, $2,240 for laundry and $128,000 for extra court clerks and security. And you thought taking a family of four to the Magic Kingdom was cost-prohibitive.