Casey Anthony Files for Bankruptcy in Florida

January 30, 2013 Posted by kingcade

Casey Anthony filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection last Friday in Florida. Anthony claimed approximately $1,100 in assets and $792,000 in liabilities. Her listed debts included: $500,000 for attorney fees and costs for her criminal defense lawyer during the trial; $145,660 for the Orange County Sheriff’s office for a judgment covering investigative fees and costs related to the case; $68,540 for the IRS for taxes, interest and penalties and $61,505 for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for court costs. Her legal debt accumulated when she was on trial for the murder of her daughter, Caylee. Anthony was acquitted of killing Caylee in 2011, however she is currently unemployed, with no recent income.

Aside from her financial troubles, Anthony is also facing a defamation lawsuit. Among many other civil suits, the defamation suit was brought forth by Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez in the Orange County Circuit Court. Fernandez-Gonzalez claims that Anthony defamed her when she told the detectives that a baby sitter with the same name kidnapped Caylee in 2008.

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