Sunday, February 18, 2018
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Civil case brings new allegations about Casey Anthony, her lawyer (w/video)

ORLANDO — Five years after Casey Anthony was acquitted of murdering her daughter, a civil lawsuit connected to the scandal is still grinding through Central Florida bankruptcy court, with new developments this week.

The man who found Caylee Marie Anthony's body in 2008 — Roy Kronk — filed a suit against Anthony in 2011, alleging that she, through her attorneys, falsely accused Kronk of killing the girl.

The new filings in the case feature allegations made by private investigator Dominic Casey about Anthony and Anthony's lawyer, Jose Baez.

Dominic Casey this week alleged that Anthony and her attorneys talked openly of her guilt, and that Baez had sex with her, according to Dominic Casey's affidavit written by the investigator and accepted by the court.

An attorney in Baez's office, responding to questions raised by the Sentinel, said in an email that Baez questioned Dominic Casey's motivations in making the accusations.

"I unequivocally and categorically deny exchanging sex for my legal services with Ms. Anthony," said a statement from Baez's company.

Dominic Casey has written two books with unsubstantiated claims about the case. Lawyers for Casey Anthony don't want him to provide testimony in the Kronk case, according to documents filed in the case.

Dominic Casey has been deposed by Kronk's attorneys and a transcript of that was filed on the court docket. Casey Anthony's lawyers have filed motions to strike Dominic Casey's deposition. They are also demanding to see records he claims to have.

Kronk's case was delayed when Anthony filed for bankruptcy in 2013, but eventually it was moved over to the bankruptcy court, where Kronk is now arguing that her bankruptcy should not prevent him from recovering damages related to his claim of defamation.

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