Casey Anthony returned to court today for the first time since a jury found her not guilty of murdering her daughter Caylee in July of 2011, according to an NBC News report today. The business at hand today in a Tampa courthouse was much more mundane as she was appearing for a bankruptcy hearing in federal court.
In support of her request for bankruptcy protection from creditors she said in the federal court that she has only $484 cash to her name and has neither a car or a job, according to NBC affiliate WESH in Orlando.
It's quite a financial comedown after her nationally televised jury trial in which speculation was rife that she would strike it rich with multi-million dollar book and/or movie deals. After all, she was the most famous, or notorious (depending on how you looked at it) woman in America after 12 Florida jurors found her not guilty of murder, manslaughter and child abuse in connection with the disappearance and then killing of her little girl.
The lawyer representing her in this case Charles Greene had said Anthony filed bankruptcy to stop people from suing her, which is usually the reason people go into bankruptcy court.
America's most famous mother of a murdered child (referred to as Tot Mom by Nancy Grace) claimed she had only $1,000 in assets and $800,000 in debt when she filed in January for relief from her creditors.
She was convicted of four misdemeanor charges of lying to investigators who investigated Caylee's disappearance in 2008.
She reportedly owes $500,000 to a former lawyer.
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