Tampa bankruptcy judge on Wednesday has forgiven Casey Anthony of all of her debts to her attorneys and the state of Florida.
Anthony filed for bankruptcy in January, saying she had about $1,000 to her name and owed nearly $800,000. The biggest chunk of that debt was to her attorney Jose Baez.
Anthony also owed more than $200,000 to various law enforcement agencies and the court clerk stemming from the investigation into her daughter Caylee’s death. All of those debts have been forgiven under federal bankruptcy protection.
However, the judge must decide if Anthony will owe money to Zenaida Gonzalez and Roy Kronk–two players from Anthony’s criminal trial suing her for defamation.
Gonzalez says her reputation was damaged after Anthony claimed her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, was kidnapped in 2008 by a nanny with a similar name.
Kronk, the Orange County meter reader who found the body of Anthony’s 2-year-old daughter, says his reputation was harmed when Anthony’s attorneys wrongly implicated him in Caylee’s death.
Last month, the bankruptcy judge ordered that Gonzalez and Kronk could proceed with their defamation suits.
Anthony was acquitted of murder in death of Caylee Marie.