Casey Anthony's bankruptcy filing has hit the news, and people are definitely buzzing over this one. After a long incarceration, multiple trials and lawsuits along with a mountain of debt, it seems Anthony feels she has no choice but to file. The Orlando Sentinel shared the details on Jan. 26.
The paperwork filed in Orlando, Fla. Friday for Casey Anthony's bankruptcy indicates she owes nearly $800,000 in debts, but lists only $1,084 in assets. Anthony was found not guilty in July 2011 for her daughter Caylee's murder, and she has flown mostly under the radar since then.
However, Casey is facing several lawsuits right now that are adding to the debt. One was filed by Zenaida Gonzalez, and those who followed the case will remember that is the name Anthony used for the fake person she claimed had Caylee at one point. Zenaida's attorney thinks the bankruptcy is a stall tactic in relation to their trial.
Casey Anthony is also facing a lawsuit from meter reader Roy Kronk. Anthony's attorneys tried to peg him as the possible murderer during Casey's trial, and he is not happy about it. Then there is a lawsuit from Texas EquuSearch. They say they spent over $100,000 searching for Caylee while she was never actually missing.
The majority of the money owed and listed in the filing is to Casey's attorney Jose Baez. Casey Anthony's bankruptcy paperwork indicates she still owes him about $500,000. She owes nearly $150,000 to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, almost $70,000 to the IRS, and another $70,000 to other investigative agencies.
While it can't be surprising that Anthony is buried in debt given all that has happened the past few years, people are not going to be happy to hear she will likely skate out of owing the government so much money. Of course Jose Baez, who was very dedicated to her case when nobody else would stand by her, can't be very happy either.
What do you think of Casey Anthony's bankruptcy filing?