Casey Anthony $792K in Debt, but Won't Have to Pay
Judge eliminates most debts in her bankruptcy case
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2013 11:24 AM CST
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(Newser) – A bankruptcy judge ruled this week that Casey Anthony doesn't need to pay most of her $792,000 in debts, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Anthony filed for bankruptcy in January; most of the debts are to Jose Baez, her defense attorney in her murder trial. But the case is not yet closed, and it's not clear how much (if any) money Anthony will have to pay, the Sentinel notes; the judge's order simply does away with Anthony's legal obligation to pay most of the debts, but could leave her still responsible for certain debts including any related to taxes, student loans, or fines in criminal cases.

One thing that means: Taxpayers will likely end up footing the almost $200,000 bill related to what law enforcement agencies spent searching for Anthony's murdered daughter Caylee, which Anthony was originally ordered to pay back after she was convicted of lying to investigators, WFTV reports. But, a legal analyst says, it's likely Anthony will at least have to pay more than $80,000 in federal income taxes on the $200,000 she got for selling pictures and videos of Caylee to ABC Television.

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iq145
Dec 19, 2013 10:21 PM CST
"Casey Anthony $792K in Debt, but Won't Have to Pay"? She always did seem to be smiling quite a lot for someone who just lost a child... Does she really deserve such a break?
SwampYankee
Dec 19, 2013 3:24 PM CST
What happened with her supposed porn career?
VeiledBodyOpenEyes
Dec 19, 2013 2:19 PM CST
I hated everything about this case. The fact that someone could wait 30 days before reporting their child missing, disturbs the hell out of me. Also, even though she was "found" innocent by our (very flawed) justice system, I cannot fathom how she got away with not reporting the child missing before all that time had passed. Is that not child negligence? I hope she lives a miserable life just for that, whether she killed the child or not.