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Casey Anthony Prosecutor

Solicits Campaign Donations

from Casey's Defense Lawyer!

4/1/2012 2:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Jeff Ashton, the guy who unsuccessfully prosecuted Casey Anthony for murder and is now running for Orange-Osceola State Attorney, recently sent a mass email to solicit donations ... and one of the recipients was Casey's lead attorney, Jose Baez.

The email, obtained by TMZ, cites Ashton's 30 years of experience ... but makes no mention of the Anthony trial.

Despite getting beat by Baez in court, Ashton trashed him in the press after the verdict -- calling him a liar, "smarmy" and a "consummate salesman." 

Sources close to Baez tell TMZ he obviously will NOT be donating to Ashton's campaign.

He who laughs last ...

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1.

brenda    

I guess you have to go where the money is. He should get with Marcia Clark to discuss how NOT to lose a major trial.

898 days ago
2.

Gloria    

How much money could Jose Baez have he still has to support casey anthony.

898 days ago
3.

go home!    

Jeff Aston ROCKS. He is one of the few that fought for justice for Caylee. It's those damn stupid jurors that let Casey Anthony off that should be mocked. TMZ, how gross, it the sound of this post is in support of Jose Biaz. EWWWWW. Get a brain.

898 days ago
4.

Ginger    

With the jury they had, this case was lost before it even started. If 12 people can watch and listen to what they saw and heard and still find her not guilty - they have a bunch of loose screws for brains and Ashton never had a chance.

898 days ago
5.

Shix    

JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN AND EMANCIPATION FOR BLACK PEOPLE ESPECIALLY BLACK MALES...

898 days ago
6.

Mary P    

You know what's sad. People going after the jurors for ****ty prosecution. WE know all the details of course, WE all watched TV and media reports here and there. Not even 1/4th was presented to the jury of the facts as *we* knew them.

Example: Casey searched chlorophyll, her mom testified she did. That's all they presented. They didn't tell the jurors about HOW a timestamp works.

They thought they could skate off media coverage. They didn't present any bridges... just said, here's A, B and C - get it? But being told, there was tape, a shoelace and a bag... doesn't tell them how they believed Casey got it together.

It was a horribly botched job by the prosecution. Some of those major mistakes were freakin JD 101.

898 days ago
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OBAMA CLAUS     

This case is a travesty of justice and everyone knows it. The only justice i can see is when they produce ANOTHER Casey Anthony program and make of TON of cash and she doesn't get any. I'll bet that really grips her liver ...lol what a ___t

898 days ago
8.

cha cha    

Go to rat hell along with all the rest who made blood money off Caylee. Where did all your book money go Jeffrey ???? It is a shame that Linda Drane Bur**** and Frank George got stuck with you. When you were smirking and laughing in closing statements, you showed you were a goof like Bozo. Too bad that Bozo of an attorney for Casey Mr. Baez thinks he is brilliant and won that case. He is a dirtbag, like Mason and Ragmop Simms.. the only reason they won was because they got lucky with the Pinnellas Boneheads.

898 days ago
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Kaytee    

He won't donate money because he has no money. And what Jeff said about Baez is true. Jose Baez IS a liar, "smarmy" and a "consummate salesman."

898 days ago
10.

Oh well    

Jeff Ashton sucks, him and his drunk driven son. He will lose big time.

898 days ago
11.

peoplearesilly    

Who cares? This stuff happens all of the time. It doesn't matter. At all. Not in the least. Stupid story. Let's make something out of nothing. Oh the horrors. OMG!!! Gee wiz! You're kidding?

898 days ago
12.

Rogue Warrior    

I'd sure like to be occupying Casey during her year long probation...............................

898 days ago
13.

Jody    

I can only hope God brings the punishment down on Casey, since those idiot jurors refused to do it. I have never seen 12 stupid people in one room before.

898 days ago
14.

angles    

WELL I BELIEVE THAT THERE IS MORE TO IT THAN WHAT THE EYE CAN SEE A DEAD BODY IS VERY HEAVY TO LIFT SO I AM TOLD AND I THINK SOMEONE ELSE HELPED IN THIS BUT NOW WE WILL NEVER KNOW WILL WE

898 days ago
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Pamela    

MY EYES, MY EYES!!! I click on TMZ.com and saw Baez's pic. OMG MY EYES MY EYES!!! Don't do that again- It's not Halloween LOL

898 days ago
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