By Jen Heger
Radar Assistant Managing Editor
Anthony has been in hiding in Florida since she was acquitted of murdering her two-year-old daughter, Caylee, but has recently been making forays back out in to the public, virtually unrecognizable due to the amount of weight she has gained.
Anthony is on probation for one year after pleading guilty to writing bad checks and is required to live in Florida. Once Casey’s probation ends later this summer she plans on ditching the sunshine state for Costa Rica.
“Casey absolutely flipped out when she found out that private investigators hired by Zenaida Gonzalez (who is suing Anthony for defamation), discovered where she was,” a source close to the situations tells RadarOnline.com. “The private investigators were attempting to serve Casey with a subpoena to appear at the trial, which is expected to begin in January. Casey had been venturing out at night and the investigators had been tipped off by people that had seen her. Casey is a smart girl and quickly determined that she had been found and refused to leave the house or accept service of the subpoena. The P.I.s weren’t stalking her or doing any surveillance, they just wanted to serve her and move on.
“Casey was extremely upset that she had been found because she had settled into a routine and felt safe in South Florida. Casey’s lawyer advised her that she needed to move though and they worked together over the past two weeks to move yet again. Casey is hopeful that this will be the final move before her probation ends, at which time, she doesn’t have to stay in Florida.”
Zanaida Gonzalez, is currently embroiled in a legal battle with Casey, suing her for defamation, after the notorious “Tot Mom” told cops that a woman with a similar name to Gonzalez’s had kidnapped Caylee.
Jeff Dill, one of the attorney’s for Gonzalez, previously told RadarOnline.com, “We had been trying for months to serve her and we were finally able to get it done this week after a lot of legal wrangling because Casey wouldn’t accept the subpoena at the location she has been hiding out in. Our client is thrilled that Ms. Anthony has now been formally served and it’s a successful start in the proceedings.”
Casey was charged with killing her daughter and was acquitted by a jury last year. A jury of six people must come to a unanimous decision on a verdict under Florida law in the civil trial.
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