Casey Anthony Uses Bankruptcy To Stiff Her Lawyer Jose Baez For Almost $400K

Casey Anthony Bankruptcy Jose Baez

Feb. 6 2015, Published 7:03 a.m. ET

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The lawyer who successfully defended "Tot Mom" Casey Anthony in her murder trial has been officially stiffed to the tune of $397,000, according to court documents exclusively obtained by

The final report from the trustee overseeing 28-year-old Anthony's bankruptcy proceedings shows that attorney Jose Baez got nothing from the Chapter 7 settlement. The $25,000 raised by selling the intellectual property rights to Anthony's life story went to pay the bankruptcy trustee and his lawyers, the document states.

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Anthony gets to keep $500 worth of personal property, including clothing, jewelry, a camera, her bike and some household furnishings. She can also keep the $474 in cash she claimed to have when she filed for bankruptcy in 2013, the document says

Anthony listed 80 creditors to whom she owed money, totaling $800,000, with Baez having the biggest claim. She also owed the IRS $32,000 and the Orange County, Florida, Sheriff $145,660.

Anthony has struggled to earn a living since she was found not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter Caylee in July 2011.


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