Elizabeth Smart Will Contribute to GMA; Casey Anthony Sentencing Today; DSK Lawyers Meet With District Attorney


Elizabeth Smart, the Utah girl who was abducted at 14 and held captive for 9 months, will become a contributor to Good Morning America and might also appear on programs like Nightline, working on missing person stories from the perspective of the family. [DB]

Casey Anthony is due in court today to be sentenced on four misdemeanor counts of lying to police — the only charges she was found guilty of — during the missing person case of her daughter, Caylee. Since she’s already been jailed for three years awaiting trial, she may be freed on time served. Update: She’s been sentenced to one year for each count, to run consecutively. Time served will be applied in some fashion to be determined shortly. Also: Florida officials now want to bill her for the cost of investigating the case. [CNN]

Defense lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn met with Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance yesterday to “insist that all sex-assault charges” against DSK be dropped. His attorneys say he will not plead guilty to anything. [NYP, The Atlantic]

Strauss-Kahn’s accuser, for her part, has asked Vance to remove his office from the case and appoint a special prosecutor due to “repeated and damaging leaks” to the media about her. [NY1]

A woman is trying to sue Kobe Bryant for not following through on a “completed and signed agreement” that allegedly said he would marry her. [Pat’s Papers]

Kenneth Moreno, the NYPD cop acquitted of raping an East Village woman, is still facing charges of drug possession for heroin allegedly found in his locker at the precinct. He was indicted on the charges in 2009. [DNA Info]