March 19, 2013

Casey Anthony Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

jail_casey.jpgCasey Anthony is back in the public eye after almost two years since she was acquitted of murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee. Anthony, 26, filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and revealed that she does not have a job or car and has been living with friends and using unsolicited gifts to get by.

Currently there is much debate over whether Anthony will sell her story to pay off her debts.

According to the Associated Press, Anthony’s debt is a little less than $800,000, and she reportedly said, “”I guess you could say I’m living free off the kindness” of others.

Anthony owes around $500,000 to her defense attorney Jose Baez. The Orlando Sentinel broke down her remaining debt:

  • $145,660.21: Orange County Sheriff’s Office
  • $68,540: Internal Revenue Service
  • $61,505: Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • $10,283.90: to the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation

Anthony is being sued on multiple accounts, which includes  a search group called Texas EquuSearch that is suing her after they spent over $100,000 searching for a child who was never abducted or missing.

Chapter 7 is the most common type of bankruptcy in the U.S, and it stays on the filer’s credit report for 10 years after the date of filing.