Casey Anthony is reportedly going into the private investigation business in Florida.
Anthony, a woman who gained national attention after being accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008, recently filed documents to start the new business in West Palm Beach, according to local station WKMG.
Caylee went missing and was later found dead in a wooded area not far from Anthony’s house. Anthony was acquitted of murder charges against her in a high-profile trial in 2011.
Anthony listed his new business as “Case Research & Consulting Services LLC” and cited an effective date of January 1, according to a file from the company’s Florida division dated December 14 and obtained by the WKMG.
She is not currently licensed as a private investigator in Florida.
Anthony has spent the last few years learning the trade from famed private investigator Patrick J. McKenna, who she is said to have lived with, according to The Daily Mail, which first revealed the story earlier this week.
County ownership records show the business is registered at a house currently owned by McKenna, although Anthony is listed as the sole agent for the business.
McKenna served as a private investigator for Anthony’s defense team and was central to OJ Simpson’s trial. Through his investigative efforts, McKenna uncovered a racist police tape that helped derail the lawsuits against Simpson.
Anthony was living with McKenna in 2017 when she told The Associated Press she worked for the private investigator doing online social media research and other investigative work.
Several years earlier, she had registered another business called Case Photography at her address, but that business was dissolved in 2018, reports Orlando Sentinel.
Although Anthony was acquitted of murder, aggravated child abuse and manslaughter of a child in Caylee’s death, she was convicted of providing false information to law enforcement officials while searching for missing persons for his daughter.
To get a private investigator’s license in Florida, Anthony would need to pass a background check and have at least two years of work experience in the field, the local newspaper reports.
Applicants cannot acquire the license if they have been convicted of an offense “punishable by imprisonment for more than one year” until 10 years have elapsed since the applicant was released from prison. surveillance and had their civil rights restored, according to the Sentinel. .
The request may also be denied for those with a history of “arrest for crimes of violence and / or convicted of … directly related crimes,” according to the newspaper.
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