Casey Anthony Reaches SettlementBy: Lindsay McCane - October 21, 2013
Casey Anthony has finally reached a settlement with one of the search groups, Texas EquuSearch, who scoured Central Florida on a wild goose chase for her 2-year-old daughter in 2008.
The organization claims that they spent over $100,000 while searching for Caylee Anthony. They were one of three creditors that filed federal complaints against Anthony. They came to an agreement today to settle for claiming $75,000 from her Chapter 7 bankruptcy that she filed in January. It is reported that she has nearly $800,000 in debt and only around $1,000 in assets.
Texas EquuSearch lawyer Marc Wites said: “Texas EquuSearch’s mission and purpose is to help families and individuals to find their missing loved ones… That’s the reason they helped the Anthony family in the first place. While they were searching for Caylee, they got calls from other families for help and had to turn them away.”
EquuSearch made the decision to settle so that they could focus their time and funding on searching for more missing children. “While many have debated whether Casey Anthony will ever financially profit from Caylee’s death, one thing is certain; the time and money that [EquuSearch] must spend to pursue these claims are being taken from other families that really need their help,” said Wites.
Anthony was found not guilty of murder in 2011. She has been staying in hiding since the ruling.
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