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Casey Anthony case to stay in Tampa

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Casey Anthony's bankruptcy case will stay in Tampa, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

And that means Casey Anthony will appear in court. She is scheduled to appear in federal bankruptcy court in Tampa on Monday.

A motion to move the case back to Orlando was filed on behalf of Zenaida Gonzales, who is suing Anthony for defamation. She said most of the people Anthony owes money to live in Orlando.

But Anthony's attorneys argued she's in danger in Orlando, and that there's even a bounty to find where she lives.

The judge said he agreed with the risk to keep her in Orlando and said the case must stay in Tampa.

When she appears in court Monday, it will be the first public glimpse of her since she was acquitted of killing her daughter Caylee.

She will have to answer questions about her assets, and any future movie or book deals down the road, explains Gonzalez' attorney Scott Shuker.

"There's certainly no assets there today, whether people are willing to pay for paraphernalia or whether she had a book deal," Shuker said.

Attorney Charles Greene said they had offers, so we don't know the status of those," Shuker said.

If she does ink any future deals, Zenaida Gonzalez wants a piece of that pie. She is suing Anthony for defamation, saying her reputation was ruined after Anthony blamed someone named "Zenaida Gonzalez" or "Zanny the Nanny" of kidnapping Caylee.

But Anthony says she's broke and owes nearly $800,000 dollars in court costs and attorney fees, following her highly-publicized murder trial.

She recently filed for bankruptcy to have her debt wiped out.

Tampa attorney Jeff Brown, who is not involved in the case, said it would be a clean slate for Anthony.

"It's basically allowing someone to start over. So if she's got credit card debt or specifically if she owes her lawyer money for the work that he did, if he goes ahead and grants her this bankruptcy, she won't have to pay Baez or anybody else," Brown said.

But despite how the bankruptcy judge rules, Gonzalez' attorneys will continue to follow the money trail.

"There's the claim that Jose Baez was transferred some pictures. I don't know what he gave for those, so there maybe assets," Shuker said.

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