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By Paul Brinkmann
June 24, 2013
Miami attorney Peter Russin is hoping Casey Anthony won’t take the Fifth Amendment in an upcoming deposition.
Russin has filed notice to depose Anthony, who was acquitted of murdering her child, and her parents in an upcoming bankruptcy case.
“Because the criminal trial and appeals have come to an end, there should be no basis for Casey Anthony to assert the Fifth Amendment,” Russin said.
Russin, of Meland Russin & Budwick, represents Texas Equusearch (TES) in a lawsuit in which the company is seeking $100,000 from Anthony.
Anthony, whose criminal case was among the most-watched in U.S. history, filed for bankruptcy after her acquittal. TES filed suit to prevent her from evading her debts, including $100,000 the company says she owns it.
Equusearch volunteers made sweeps of the area around Anthony’s home in Central Florida when her two-year-old girl, Caylee Anthony, was reported missing. Casey Anthony’s defense team later said the child accidentally drowned in a swimming pool.
Meanwhile, Anthony’s attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the TES lawsuit saying the company hasn’t alleged that Anthony willfully and maliciously sought to damage the company: “The principal of TES is Tim Miller – accurately described as a ‘publicity hound’ who continuously appeared on the Nancy Grace Show over a several-year period when the Casey Anthony media circus was at its peak.”