Acquitted murderess and now bankrupt Casey Anthony has come out of hiding and is seen reading on a Florida beach.
Reported late Monday by Gossip Extra, the photos were purportedly released by Casey herself to Phoenix television reporter Adam Longo. Longo – who established a rapport with Anthony while covering her trial – moved last year to KPHO, a CBS news affiliate.
Made public in a busy news week for Casey Anthony, she not only won her appeal before a Florida appellate court, filed bankruptcy to discharge almost $800,000 in debt, but is considering a new career as a paralegal.
An appellate court announced Friday that they were vacating two of Anthony’s four misdemeanor convictions for providing false information to a law enforcement officer during a missing person investigation.
Although Anthony was acquitted of first degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child in the death of Caylee Anthony, she was found guilty by a jury of lying to police.
Sentenced to a year in jail on each count, to be served consecutively, Anthony was released days later having received substantial credit for time served,
Seeking a fresh start in life and a discharge from creditors – including the attorney who masterminded her acquittal – Casey Anthony filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy the same day in Tampa.
Claiming $1,100 in assets and $800,000 in liabilities, the unemployed Anthony listed unsecured debts that include $500,000 to Jose Baez for attorney fees and costs for her criminal defense during trial; $145,660 to the Orange County Sheriff’s office for a judgment covering investigative fees and costs; $68,540 to the Internal Revenue Service for unpaid taxes, interest and penalties; and $61,505 to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for investigative costs.
Listing about 80 creditors in a 60-page court filing, Anthony – for the most part – is claiming unsecured debt for attorney’s fees, forensics, investigative and consulting services, in addition to medical and psychiatric services.
Other unsecured debts include Anthony’s mother, Cindy, unpaid credit card bills and even a debt for scuba diving services. It appears that Anthony has included every possible debt to every possible party.
According to her attorney Charles Greene, Casey Anthony is also said to be considering a career in the legal field as a paralegal.
“I truly believe that she has a lot of skills,” Greene told ABCNews.com on Monday. “She’s better than many paralegals I know. She could be a paralegal or something like that right away. She is very organized, a very intelligent, very computer savvy person, so I think her skills and her desire may lie somewhere in that field.”
Gossip Extra previously offered a cash bounty to anyone proving that Casey Anthony moved to the West Palm Beach area. To date, the reward has not been paid.