On Mar. 4, 2013, Casey Anthony arrived at a Tampa, Fla. courthouse to attend a bankruptcy hearing. The infamous mother who was acquitted of murder in 2011, has been in hiding and has rarely been seen in public since her trial, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Anthony recently filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy claiming she has been unemployed since the trial ended.
The Sentinel notes that the federal courthouse meeting mandated Anthony’s attendance, as she must meet with creditors and be questioned about her financial status by a bankruptcy trustee.
Included in the debts listed in her bankruptcy are $500,000 in attorney's fees and costs for Jose Baez, who led her legal team during her murder trial.
In addition, she states she owes $145,660 to the Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. for a judgment regarding investigative fees.
Anthony also lists taxes owed to the Internal Revenue Service as part of her debt in the amount of $68,540; as well as $61,505, which she states she owes to the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement for court costs, reports the AP.
When questioned about the disappearance of her daughter, Caylee Anthony, 2, in the summer of 2008, Anthony initially she told police a nanny had absconded with the girl. Anthony was eventually arrested and jailed, but continued to maintain her story that Caylee was kidnapped. The girl’s decomposed body was found in a wooded area near the Anthony family's Orlando home in Dec. 2008. During her trial for the death of Caylee, Anthony’s attorneys claimed the child was already dead by the time she was reported missing to police, saying she had drowned in the family’s backyard pool.