Casey Anthony continues her infamous stint in the news with the latest mishap involving her finances. Anthony is declaring a chapter 7 bankruptcy, after claiming debt totaling over $800,000. Years of litigation and mounting bills that she could not pay has taken its toll on the Florida resident, accused of murdering her 2 year-old daughter, Caylee, in 2008.
Anthony's 60-page court filing reveals that Anthony has less than $1000 in total assets, and between 50-99 creditors who demand payment. The filing schedule lists over 15 pages of creditors, including her mother, Cindy Anthony.
Casey Anthony's assets total roughly $1,100, to include some hands on merchandise and almost no money in her bank account. Other creditors listed in the schedule are: her defense attorney, Jose Baez, who is owed well over $500,000 for winning her freedom. She also owes the Orange County Florida Sheriff's Department over $145,000 and almost $70,000 in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.
To try and resolve some of these debts, Anthony is selling her exclusive "story" to the highest bidder. After her acquittal of criminal charges, there wasn't a network in the country who would offer her money for an interview. Now that almost 5 years have passed, some media giants are reconsidering the option. Before she can profit from any books, movies or interviews, her debts must be paid.
Exonerated from two charges
Though Casey Anthony has been acquitted of criminal charges in the 2008 murder case against her, the civil charges are still pending. A Florida appellate court recently overturned two of the four convictions against Anthony in the case of daughter, Caylee.
Anthony was convicted of lying to investigators who were working diligently to help solve the case of 2 year-old Caylee's disappearance and murder. The lies she told investigators impeded progress in the case and could likely have had a strong impact on the outcome of the case.