Casey Anthony filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in Florida on January 25, 2013, claiming she’s about $800,000 in debt. This debt includes about $1,100 in assets and $792,000 in liabilities, according to the January 26, 2013 Associated Press news article, “Casey Anthony files for bankruptcy in Florida.” If you look at the public court records, you can see that she also filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in federal court in Tampa. See the news article by Bruce Baker, “Casey Anthony bankruptcy: Chapter 7 filed for $800,000 in debt.” Did she file for bankruptcy because there’s a civil suit against her and she has no income or much in savings and also owes close to a million dollars to creditors?
Records show Casey Anthony’s bankruptcy filing includes nearly $800,000 in debt. Sources say the troubled woman filed Chapter 7 in a Tampa federal court Friday, claiming that she has no source of income and is burdened by rising debt. Casey, who was acquitted in 2011 in the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony, still faces a defamation lawsuit. See, “Casey Anthony files Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection; says unemployed, no income.”
Her debts filed in court are now public news
Her listed debts include $500,000 for attorney fees and costs for her criminal defense lawyer during the trial, Jose Baez; $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 Internal Revenue Service for taxes, interest and penalties; and $61,505 for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for court costs. See, “Casey Anthony bankruptcy: Update says she’ll ‘keep fighting’ after being sued.”
Casey Anthony, who won an acquittal in the her trial regarding her daughter’s death, also stated, according to court records, that she is a defendant in several civil suits, including one brought by Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez for defamation in Orange County Circuit Court. If Casey Anthony files for bankruptcy and states that she has no source of income, it makes it more difficult for creditors to collect when she has no income or employment and her assets are so few. Check out the site, “Casey Anthony files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.”
In the latest civil law suit against Casey Anthony, after she was released from spending several years in prison for writing bad checks and lying to police, the person who filed the latest law suit against her, Z. Fernandez-Gonzalez, claims her reputation and potential income had been damaged by Anthony telling detectives that a baby sitter by the same name kidnapped Caylee.
The detectives were investigating the 2008 disappearance of the girl, who later was found dead. According to Anthony’s attorney as reported in the AP news article, details offered by Anthony did not match Fernandez-Gonzalez and clearly showed Anthony wasn’t talking about her.
If you can get access to and read the public court records, Anthony states she is unemployed, with no recent income. Her present attorney is David Schrader, the AP news article reports. What you’re going to see in the court filing, should you wade through the 60-pages, is a list of Anthony’s creditors. You can get further information at the mainstream media news sites, California Bankruptcy Law – Filing For Bankruptcy?, Casey Anthony files for bankruptcy as she vows to ‘keep fighting’ legal issues, Casey Anthony files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Florida, and ABC News site, “Casey Anthony Files for Bankruptcy.”