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

(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.

Bankrupt.   (AP Photo/Joe Burbank, File)
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