Casey Anthony bankruptcy hearings to remain in Tampa for now, federal judge rules

TAMPA - Casey Anthony's bankruptcy hearings will stay in Tampa.  

A judge made that decision Tuesday morning in Anthony's first bankruptcy hearing in federal court during an oral ruling.

Court records show that Anthony, who was acquitted of killing her two-year-old daughter in 2011, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in federal court in Tampa in January.

Anthony claimed about $1,100 in assets and $792,000 in liabilities.

Her listed debts included $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 also listed her as unemployed.

The filing also mentioned that Anthony is a defendant in several ongoing civil suits, including one filed by Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez for defamation.  She had filed a motion for the case to be moved to Orlando.

Another lawsuit is being filed by Roy Kronk.  He's the meter reader who found the body of 2-year-old Caylee.

Both asked that the that the bankruptcy case be moved to Orlando.

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