Casey Anthony Walks Away Nearly Debt-Free From $800K Owed To Creditors, Bankruptcy Discharged

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Dec. 18 2013, Published 4:09 p.m. ET

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Things are looking up for Casey Anthony.

A bankruptcy judge discharged nearly all her debt on Tuesday, to the tune of almost $800,000, is reporting.

Anthony filed for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in January listing $1,084 in personal property and $792,119.23 in liabilities.

However, Anthony's case is not closed and it was not determined how much money she will indeed have to pay her creditors — but most is owed to her defense attorney, Jose Baez, in the murder trial of her daughter Caylee, in which she was acquitted in 2011.

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The discharge basically eliminates her legal obligation to pay most of the debts listed in her case, which includes about 80 creditors.

Chuck Kilcoyne, a representative of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Middle District of Florida, told HLN that the only debt not discharged was that associated with pending adversarial proceedings — the two defamation lawsuits currently filed against Anthony.

A woman named Zenaida Gonzalez is currently suing Anthony for defamation after the "Tot Mom" claimed a nanny by that same name kidnapped Caylee, and Roy Kronk, the meter reader who found Caylee's body in 2008 in also suing her after she accused him of playing a role in the child's death.



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