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Casey Anthony|Files for Bankruptcy

ORLANDO (CN) - Casey Anthony, the young mother who was found innocent of killing her toddler daughter Caley, filed for bankruptcy, claiming she owes $800,000 to more than 80 creditors and has no income.

Anthony, 26, declared about $1,000 in assets and sought Chapter 7 protection on Friday, shortly after an appeals court threw out two of her four convictions for lying to police. Those were the only convictions against her in the widely covered trial.

She also faces several civil lawsuits, including a defamation claim from Zenaida Gonzalez, who claims says Anthony ruined her reputation when she lied to authorities that a woman with her name was babysitting Caley.

Anthony's trial was tabloid fodder for weeks. She was acquitted of murdering her daughter, whose death or disappearance she did not report for more than 30 days.

She has been in hiding since that trial nearly two years ago.

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