Casey Anthony Files for Bankruptcy
Last week, we told you about an appeals court throwing out two of Casey Anthony's remaining convictions of lying to police during the investigation into her daughter Caylee's disappearance.
Well, it appears that as soon as the appeals court was done making its ruling, Casey walked over to federal court to file for bankruptcy.
Anthony claims she has almost $800,000 in liabilities.
Casey says she owes the 800 grand to 80 creditors and claims she has no income (until the inevitable book she writes, of course).
She's also apparently defending herself against several civil lawsuits. One such lawsuit comes from Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, who claims that her reputation was ruined by Anthony because, at the time of the investigation, Casey told authorities that the last time she saw her daughter was when she left her with Gonzalez at her apartment.
Gonzalez's attorney, Matt Morgan, believes Anthony is filing bankruptcy to put off the civil suit case.
"This most recent filing appears to be yet another calculated delay tactic," Morgan told Central Florida News 13. "We are not deterred and will stay the course."
According to court documents obtained by News 13, Anthony listed about $1,000 worth of personal property, such as $474 cash, $200 worth in furniture and a laptop, and $300 in jewelry and clothes.
One of Anthony's attorneys, Andy Chmelir, told Fox News 13 that Casey is distraught she can't pay her legal fees.
"To some extent, she feels bad that she's having to have all these legal services provided to her and she is unable to compensate anyone," he said. "So she wants closure more than anything else."
Poor little lamb.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss New Times Broward-Palm Beach's biggest stories.