Casey Anthony Files for Bankruptcy
26-year-old owes about $800K, has $1K in the bank
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2013 6:38 AM CST
Bankrupt.   (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, File)

(Newser) – Casey Anthony is broke: As the Orlando Sentinel reports, the 26-year-old has filed for bankruptcy protection, saying that she owes nearly $800,000 and has $1,084 in the bank. She's also facing three civil lawsuits, including one from Zenaida Gonzalez on grounds of defamation related to the 2008 disappearance and death of Anthony's daughter, Caylee. "This most recent filing appears to be yet another calculated delay tactic. We are not deterred and will stay the course," says Gonzalez's lawyer. Anthony called the bankruptcy filing "the next step towards closure for me."

The AP breaks Anthony's debts down thusly:

  • $500,000 for attorney fees and costs for criminal defense lawyer, 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
  • $61,505 for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for court costs.

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Jun 25, 2013 2:06 AM CDT
Even though I think she is a waste of air, it serves everyone who's looking to that slug for money owed right because she was guilty as hell from the outset and all that investigating did nothing but ensure that miscarriage of justice was carried out. Forget her pocket-- she'd better be concerned about her soul!!!
Jan 28, 2013 11:40 AM CST
On the one hand, her smile says: "I am a cutie-pie, kiss me, quick!" On the other hand , her smile also says:" Come with me to a very quiet and remote locale, so that I may make you into a human sacrifice, and then bake cookies."
Jan 28, 2013 11:10 AM CST
This is a typical white trash person. She will end up in porn. Which most of losers do. Hahaha