From News13: TAMPA — The Casey Anthony storm has come and gone at the federal courthouse in Tampa as she met with the creditors in her bankruptcy case.
Casey hid her face from a flurry of photographers as her attorney, Cheney Mason, walked her under his arm through the crowd to the front door of the courthouse around 10:30 a.m. Monday, three hours ahead of her 1:30 p.m. hearing. She left just before 2:30 p.m.
Casey pulled up in the back of a black SUV. She was wearing a large-brimmed hat in an attempt to cover her face. Only Mason and an unidentified driver were in the vehicle with her.
The driver was not allowed to use the courthouse’s garage to drive under the building. Casey was made to walk in the front door, just like everyone else.
Cheney Mason had his arm around Casey, shielding her face from the cameras. Casey was wearing a black jacket. Her hair is dark, about shoulder-length.
Mason is not representing Casey in her bankruptcy hearing. It appears he accompanied Casey to court to show his support and protect her from the media.
In the meeting room, Casey sat between her civil attorney Charles Green and bankruptcy attorney David Schrader. She wore a cream, “flowy” top and high-waisted skirt with black high heels. She wore black nail polish.
Casey rarely answered any question without consulting with Greene. She was said to speak with confidence during the meeting.
Only one creditor was at the meeting to question her. Scott Shuker, the attorney for Zenaida Gonzalez, was in attendance.
An exchange between Shuker and Greene got heated when Greene was accused of prompting Casey on how to answer questions before she would speak.
Shuker snapped at Greene saying “you don’t get to answer questions. You are not under oath.” Green responded by saying “take a deep breath Mr. Shuker.”
Casey said she lives off of gift cards and cash given to her, estimated at less than $2,000.
When asked about photographs transferred to former attorney Jose Baez, Casey said she sent “a few photos for him to sell to use to pay the defense.” Casey said Baez sold the pictures to ABC News in 2008 for $200,000.
Casey filed for bankruptcy in Florida in late January, claiming about $1,000 in assets and $792,000 in liabilities. Court papers list Casey as unemployed, with no recent income.
Casey said she has no bank account, no car and takes a bus when she has to go somewhere. She said that friends and council arrange her living arrangements.
When asked how she pays to eat, Casey said, “I try to can contribute when I can.”
Casey said she has a computer given to her by Baez. She said she has multiple email addresses.
Casey said a friend pays for her cell phone.
Casey has not made any public appearances since she left jail after being acquitted in 2011.
Casey said she has not been out of the state of Florida for more than 30 days over the last 5 years.
Creditors now have 120 days to file a lawsuit to stop Casey’s bankruptcy.
On the list of people she may owe money to include Baez. She could owe him up to $500,000. Also on the list is Zenaida Gonzalez, the woman suing Anthony for defamation and Roy Kronk, the meter reader who found Caylee’s body in the woods.
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All is good…