Casey Anthony Appears in Federal Court in Tampa

It is the first time she has been seen in public since being found not guilty of killing two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2011.

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Casey Anthony is protected from the media by her attorney Cheney Mason as she arrives at the United States Courthouse for a bankruptcy hearing Monday, March 4, 2013, in Tampa, Fla.

Casey Anthony is meeting with her creditors at a federal bankruptcy hearing in Tampa, Fla., today, her first public appearance since she was found not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee in 2011.

The Associated Press reports that Anthony, dressed in black, arrived at the courthouse early this morning with her lawyer and rushed past the cameras and the media: “Anthony’s hair was long and dark and she was wearing sunglasses, black heels and stockings and carrying a black hat.”

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Anthony filed for bankruptcy at the end of January, claiming about $1,000 in assets and $792,000 in debts. She owes nearly $500,000 to her former lawyer Jose Baez and $145,660 to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for investigative fees. Court documents say she is unemployed and has not reported any recent income.

Anthony also faces defamation lawsuits that could end up costing her as well. Zenaida Gonzalez says her reputation was damaged when she was interviewed by the police after Anthony claimed a woman named “Zanny the Nanny” was looking after Caylee when the girl disappeared. Roy Krunk, the meter reader who discovered the two-year-old’s remains, is suing Anthony as well for making false statements about his involvement in the case. The suits could be dropped if Anthony proves she is bankrupt, Central Florida’s News 13 NOW reports.

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10 comments
PeteHabel
PeteHabel like.author.displayName 1 Like

Anyone with 1/2 a brain, a thimble of intelligence and a bit of common sense can tell seh is guilty.  Look at all her lies, actions and computer searches to KNOW she is guilty.... eventually she WILL get what is coming to her.... until then let the horseface hide and suck all the charity she could off the bleeding hearts that KNOW she is guilty but think all even murderers deserve a second chance.  Any dimwit who READ and watched the trial knows that they had to come up with a defense to muddle the jurors with uncertaintees.... and poor ole George who as a father would NOT sue his daughter was their punching bag.  For the few who fell for it,  check out this bridge in brooklyn for sale./

jalangaya
jalangaya like.author.displayName 1 Like

In Tampa today, sweet, shapely, seductive Casey Anthony was simply stunning is stylish basic black ensemble, with her silken brown tresses falling softly about her slender shoulders. She was flamboyanf, fashionable, & fearless.

roknsteve
roknsteve like.author.displayName 1 Like

So she just came out of hibernation to attend court and will soon go back to the cave?

existentialtype
existentialtype like.author.displayName 1 Like

As will become clear in the fullness of time, Casey Anthony did not murder her daughter.  She is not a likable character, but that does not make her a murderer.  It is quite obvious to me that her father attempted to sell her down the river and to protect himself.  Do yourself a favor, throw your television set into the trash, and read the state's evidence against her.  You will see that your beloved Nancy Grace is completely full of crap, and is manipulating you shamelessly for her own benefit.

RetaPeai
RetaPeai

Payment of an order for restitution. Under Title 18 to the U.S. Code, such debts are not dischargeable... The following bill for "...$145,660 to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for investigative fees.." would fall under restitution, and I doubt she would be able to skip paying her legal fees! Casey may have her lawyer fees reduced, but I don't believe the courts will dismiss it entirely. So, restitution will remain as is, and legal fees will be reduced!

RoyalRain
RoyalRain

So the suits could be dropped if Anthony proves she is bankrupt. How about the same for people who are not involved with the law and cant pay their bills? Namely medical bills.  How does she eat and live without income anyway? And sooner rather than later some one will approach her with a very lucrative movie or book deal. if the suits are dropped she will yet again (in my opinion) get away with murder.