Casey Anthony Bankruptcy

500,000 in unpaid legal bills causes Casey Anthony to file for bankruptcy.
1:27 | 01/27/13

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Casey Anthony is back in the headlines the woman was acquitted of killing her daughter. Is now filing for bankruptcy protection and Florida because of her long and very expensive legal fight. As to the -- just eighteen months ago and Ellis county jury found Casey Anthony or not guilty we the jury find the defendant not guilty. -- killing her two year old daughter Caylee in a case of -- called a social media trial of the century. Shortly after being acquitted Casey went into hiding we have for in a location that's very save. But this morning Casey Anthony has reemerged and returned to face the legal system once more. PC -- file for chapter seven bankruptcy protections in federal court in Tampa. It's that a long time since there's been able to call something mind and now they have something even. You know it's. Silly -- saying they had computer. Among her debts 500000. Dollars in legal fees her defense attorney Jose bias. In addition to over 200000 dollars in back taxes fees and penalties. According to the courts the aim of seeking chapter seven bankruptcy protection. Is to be discharged of existing debts essentially to get a fresh financial start a fresh start. Which is something Casey Anthony. Is certainly no stranger to. And CBS Phoenix affiliate KP HO reports and Anthony spoken with a one of their anchors and -- the filing quote. The next step towards closure.

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