Staying Out Of Jail Is Expensive — Casey Anthony Is Filing For Bankruptcy

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bankruptcyI feel like this was kind of inevitable. Casey Anthony is filing for bankruptcy, saying that she can’t pay all of her legal and court fees following the trial for the murder of her young daughter, Caylee. But honestly, when you’re the most despised mother in the world, it’s not that easy to walk into an office and hand them your resume. I can’t imagine how this woman will earn a living for the rest of her life.

According to the court filings, Anthony only has $1084 to her name. Her list of debtors was:

  • About $500,000 to defense attorney Jose Baez
  • $145,660.21: Orange County Sheriff’s Office
  • $68,540: Internal Revenue Service
  • $61,505: Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • $10,283.90: to the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation

That’s almost $786,000 that the controversial young woman has absolutely no means of repaying. It also marks another court drama for Anthony, who has been understandably attempting to keep a low profile since her verdict came back “Not Guilty” more than a year ago. The bankruptcy filing gives a window into Anthony’s current life that the press hasn’t been able to find before this.

That’s not to say that it’s Casey Anthony’s only legal issue at the moment. She is currently being sued in three separate civil court cases. These include two people suing for defamation, after Anthony and her attorneys painted them as possible murder suspects in Caylee’s tragic death. The third civil suit is from a search and rescue organization that says they spent over $100,000 looking for Caylee.

On Friday, Anthony also had two of her convictions for lying about her missing daughter overturned by a Florida appeals court.

As the bankruptcy proceedings move forward, Anthony might be forced to make her living situation, current employment, and plenty of other personal details part of the public record.

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