Casey Anthony Bankruptcy Forces Infamous Mom Out Of Hiding

Kim LaCapria

Casey Anthony will be forced out of hiding today for the first time since her acquittal in the murder case of daughter Caylee Anthony, and the unemployed Florida woman will meet with creditors in the matter of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy she recently filed.

Casey Anthony's initial bankruptcy meetings will occur in Tampa today. The former defendant claims she has about $1,000 in assets at the start of the bankruptcy procedure, and owes nearly $800,000 in liabilities related in part to her expensive defense in the very high profile murder case after Caylee was found dead.

According to Britain's Daily Mail, Casey Anthony is currently unemployed and has no income, and lists a sizable number of unpaid bills following the pricey trial:

"Her listed debts include $500,000 for attorney fees and costs for her criminal defense lawyer during the trial, Jose Baez; $145,660 for the Orange County Sheriff's office for a judgment covering investigative fees and costs related to the case; $68,540 for the Internal Revenue Service for back taxes, interest and penalties; and $61,505 for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for court costs."

According to the Chicago Tribune, Casey Anthony will face intense questions ahead of the bankruptcy's approval, including probing into her future income earning ability as well as her current means of financial support:

"Anthony is required to attend a creditors meeting at the Sam M. Gibbons United States Courthouse. There, she'll be questioned by a bankruptcy trustee, and possibly also her creditors, about her financial status... Anthony, who says she's been unemployed since her murder trial, could be asked about who's been supporting her financially. She could also be asked about whether she has plans to sell her story, experts say."
"The bankruptcy filing came on the same day a Florida appellate court set aside two of the four convictions she faced for lying to detectives during the investigation into her missing daughter."