Report: Casey Anthony speaks out on bankruptcy
Anthony says bankruptcy is 'next step towards closure for me'
Casey Anthony has filed for bankruptcy in Florida, claiming about $1,100 in assets and $792,000 in liabilities.
Court records show that Anthony, who was acquitted of killing her two-year-old daughter in 2011, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on Friday in federal court in Tampa.
Phoenix CBS affiliate KPHO reported Anthony confirmed the news in a phone interview Friday.
“This is the next step towards closure for me,” said Anthony.
Anthony is listed as a defendant in three civil suits in Orange County.
“These are the things holding me back,” said Anthony. “This is the key for me to move forward.”
“She needs closure in this matter in order to move on with her life,” said Anthony’s civil attorney Charles Greene.
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; $68,540 to the Internal Revenue Service for taxes, interest and penalties; and $61,505 to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for court costs.
The filing lists her as unemployed.
An attorney for Anthony, David Schrader, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Associated Press.
Earlier this week, the 5th District Court of Appeal set aside two of the four convictions Casey Anthony faced for lying to detectives during the investigation into her missing 2-year-old daughter.