Casey Anthony May Become a Paralegal, Attorney Says
(NEW YORK) — Casey Anthony has become so experienced with the legal system since her daughter disappeared in 2008 that she may be considering a job as a paralegal, her attorney said Monday.
Anthony, 26, has been unemployed for the past four years and recently filed bankruptcy. She’s almost $800,000 in debt but has less than $1,100 worth of assets, according to her bankruptcy filing. When asked what she may be interested in doing, her attorney Charles Greene said she might want to be a paralegal.
“I truly believe that she has a lot of skills,” Greene told ABC News. “She’s better than many paralegals I know. She could be a paralegal or something like that right away. She is very organized, a very intelligent, very computer savvy person, so I think her skills and her desire may lie somewhere in that field.”
Greene said Anthony “believes strongly in our justice system” and constitutional rights.
“I think she may be the type that ends up trying to work within our system to make our system better rather than being a person who’s trying to break it down,” he said.
Anthony was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter in 2011, but she was convicted on four counts of providing false information to law enforcement, stemming from her initial statements to detectives. Two of the lying convictions were overturned on Friday.
But Greene said that it will be a while before she can take any kind of job, saying that life will “never be normal” for the woman who still breaks down in tears at times.
“You don’t go from the most hated woman in the world, according to some media outlets, to being a normal person or being able to live a normal life,” Greene said. “I’m not saying she’s not a normal person, but people do not perceive her as a normal person.”
Greene said that Anthony still receives threats and lives in hiding, despite the fact that both her prison time and probation have both been served.
She is the target of a number of civil lawsuits, which also prevents her from moving, Greene said.
Greene would not comment on Anthony’s whereabouts, but her last known location was in Florida and it is likely she is still in the area, due to her ongoing legal matters.
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