Casey Anthony Files for Bankruptcy After Video Diary Leak and Court Win to Start 2013
Casey Anthony has filed for bankruptcy in Florida seeking protection from creditors.
It has been a busy month for the woman acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in July 2011, Casey has had a video diary leak on YouTube and she also had a win in court.
Anthony was tried and acquitted of murder charges in the death of Caylee in Florida nearly two years ago, however she received four convictions of lying to authorities in the case.
Now two of those charges have been tossed out.
An appeals court agreed with Anthony's argument that the multiple convictions amounted to double jeopardy in her case.
The judges did uphold the other two convictions, however.
Video Diary Leaks…
The NY Daily News reveals Anthony's first video diary entry was leaked online during the first week in January 2013, and Casey "showed off a new look - thick-rimmed black glasses and a blonde bob."
The paper reports video leak number two hit this month as well - in the latest clip, Anthony reveals a new piercing.
"I just pierced my nose last night," she said. "Yes, very exciting."
The 25-year-old also showed off a new ear cuff, but didn't mention her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, the paper reports.
On Friday, Casey's attorneys filed bankruptcy for their client - claiming she only has about $1,100 in assets and $792,000 in liabilities.
CNN has this breakdown:
The listed property values include:
- Cash on hand: $474
- Furniture and laptop: $200
- Jewelry: $200
- Clothing and accessories: $100
The documents also list people that might have a claim against Anthony, which includes her mother and consultants that helped in her criminal case, according to the report.
Claims listed in the filing include:
- Jose Baez, the lead defense attorney during Anthony's trial: $500,000
- Orange County Sheriff's Office: $145,660.21
- Internal Revenue Service: $68,540
- Cindy and George Anthony, her parents: Unknown amounts
More details here on he filing.
In July of 2011, Anthony was sentenced to four years in jail for her four convictions of lying to authorities, but with her time in jail as she awaited trial counting against the murder charges, she was released 10 days after her sentencing.
She remains free and is facing several lawsuits.
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