Casey Anthony, who was acquitted in 2011 of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in Florida, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
According to the Associated Press, Anthony’s debts include $500,000 for attorney fees; $145,660 for the Orange County Sheriff’s office for investigative fees and costs related to the case; $68,540 for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for taxes, interest and penalties; and $61,505 for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for court costs.
Anthony listed 80 creditors in her bankruptcy filing, with debts mostly related to legal, medical, psychiatric and forensics consulting or services. She is also a defendant in several civil lawsuits, including one for defamation, according to the filing.
Chapter 7 bankruptcies typically result in the discharge of unsecured debts like credit card debt and medical bills; however, there are some non-dischargeable debts including:
- Federal, state, and local tax deficiencies from the previous three years
- Criminal restitution
- Court fees
- Government-imposed restitution, fines, and penalties
It is unlikely that Anthony will be cable to completely discharge all of her debts, as many seem to fall into these categories.
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