Casey Anthony reportedly is getting into the private investigation business in Florida.
Anthony, a woman who earned national attention after her being accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008, recently filed paper work to begin the new venture in West Palm Beach, according to local station WKMG.
Caylee disappeared and was later found dead in a wooded area not far from Anthony’s home. Anthony was acquitted of the murder charges against her in a widely publicized trial in 2011.
Anthony listed her new business as “Case Research & Consulting Services LLC” and cited an effective date of Jan. 1, according to a Florida Division of Corporation filing dated Dec. 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 business from renowned private detective Patrick J. McKenna, who she has reportedly lived with, according to The Daily Mail, which first broke the story earlier this week.
County property records indicate the business is registered to a home currently owned by McKenna, although Anthony is listed as the sole agent of the business.
McKenna served as the private investigator for Anthony’s defense team and played a pivotal role in the trial of O.J. Simpson. Through his investigative efforts, McKenna uncovered a racist police tape that helped derail Simpson’s prosecution.
Anthony was living with McKenna in 2017 when she told The Associated Press that she worked for the private detective doing online social media searches and other investigative work.
Several years earlier, she had registered another business called Case Photography to his address, but that business was dissolved in 2018, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Though Anthony was acquitted of murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated manslaughter of a child in Caylee’s death, she was found guilty of providing false information to law enforcement officers during the missing person search for her daughter.
To secure a private investigator 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 paper reports.
Applicants are restricted from acquiring the license if they have been convicted of an offense “punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year” until 10 years have passed since the applicant was released from supervision and have had their civil rights restored, according to the Sentinel.
The application can also be denied for those with a history of “being arrested for crimes of violence and/or found guilty of…directly related crimes,” according to paper.
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