The Ones Who Got Away
Casey Anthony is a free woman. She joins a rogues' gallery of reviled figures who many thought got off too easy.
Trial watchers were outraged when Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Anthony was scheduled to be released on July 17. Public furor over the trial was so intense that she's expected to change her name--and possibly her appearance.
The Louisiana senator must be the envy of Anthony Weiner and every other politician whose career was ended by a sex scandal. Vitter was outed in 2007 as a patron of the D.C. Madam but stuck it out in office and was rewarded with a second term.
The cofounder of Countrywide was seen as one of the main villains of the subprime-mortgage crisis. The $67.5 million Mozilo paid to settle a civil fraud case brought by the SEC was a small fraction of the money he made off his shady deals.
As a National Security Council staff member, Oliver North lied to Congress about his role in the Iran-contra affair. The dirty tricks earned him a three-year prison term, but then his sentence was vacated. North went on to become a successful author and talking head.
O. J. Simpson
The Heisman Trophy winner avoided criminal conviction in the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, but was found liable in a civil trial and fined $33. …