Casey Anthony is back in the spotlight.
The 34-year-old woman, who was acquitted of the murder of her daughter Caylee, has started a private investigative firm, People magazine reported Thursday. According to the outlet, she filed documents in December showing herself as a registered agent for Case Research & Consulting Services, LLC.
The company is registered at a West Palm Beach home owned by Patrick McKenna, Anthony’s lead investigator who was on his defense team in 2011. State records reveal Anthony has no Florida private investigator license. As a convicted felon, she is unable to obtain one.
A source told the outlet that Anthony, who continues to claim innocence in Caylee’s death, was seeking to help others facing serious legal charges.
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“She knows what it’s like to be accused of something she didn’t do,” the insider said. “She wants to help other wrongly accused people, especially women, and help them get justice.”
“It’s in the very early stages,” the source explained. “She has big plans for her future and hopes this will change the way people see her.”
The source also denied reports that Anthony was seeking to investigate the 2008 death of his 2-year-old daughter.
“It’s a closed chapter in his life,” the insider said. “She’s not starting a business to get answers on Caylee.”
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A representative for Jose Baez previously told Fox News that lead defense counsel had not represented Anthony in any legal cases since 2011.
Caylee was reportedly last seen on June 16, 2008. However, Anthony’s mother reported her missing for the first time on July 15 of the same year. A day later, Anthony was arrested for child neglect. At the time, Anthony told police Caylee was missing with a babysitter.
A utility worker working in a wooded area near the Anthony House on December 11 found skeletal remains which were later determined to be Caylee’s. Experts would testify that air samples indicated decaying human remains were present in Anthony’s trunk.
In the end, prosecutors proved Anthony was a liar but convinced the jury of nothing else. The government has failed to establish how Caylee died and they could not find her mother’s DNA on the duct tape they claim was used to suffocate her. After a one-and-a-half-month trial, the jury took less than 11 hours to find Anthony not guilty of first degree murder, aggravated manslaughter and aggravated child abuse.
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Yet the Florida Department of Children and Families concluded that Anthony was responsible for his daughter’s death because her “actions or lack of actions … ultimately resulted in or contributed to the child’s death.”
Former circuit judge Belvin Perry Jr., who presided over the trial, also speculated that Anthony could have accidentally killed Caylee while she was using chloroform to calm her down.
She was convicted of four counts of lying to police (although two counts were later dropped) and served around three years in prison pending trial. A thousand people were there to see her released.
At trial, Baez suggested the little girl drowned, and Anthony’s father George helped cover it up – and sexually abused his daughter. Her father vehemently denied the charges.
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Anthony was ultimately described as “America’s most hated woman” by a spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Corrections.
In 2017, The Associated Press reported that Anthony was residing at McKenna’s home where she was doing online social media research and other investigative work for him. At the time, Anthony told the outlet that she would like to get a private investigator’s license and work for a defense team.
“I love having a unique perspective and having the chance to do for other people what so many others have done for me,” she said.
Anthony is also aware that his name still raises eyebrows.
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“I don’t care what anyone thinks of me, I never will,” she said. “I’m fine with myself, I sleep pretty well at night.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.