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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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31.

Cheryl    

Who cares. Jeff Ashton is an upstanding person who deserves to become State Attorney. Jose Baez is a slimy, sleezy defense attorney who did not tell the truth to get off a murderer. Mass mailings go to everyone and are prepared by an outside source...Jose Baez just happened to be on the list...

899 days ago
32.

Sue    

Jeff Ashton is amazing, So i'm sure it was a mix up on that!! There is noway in hell that he would,of sent him that e-mail if he knew it was going to him!! So watch out BOZO Jeff Ashton will get the last laugh!!

899 days ago
33.

Kari    

I would never accept money from Jose Baez--it's dirty money, as far as I'm concerned. I don't know how that legal team can be proud of getting a mother who murdered her child off...I would just see Caylee's innocent face every time I tried to sleep if I were them.

898 days ago
34.

HOTNTX    

"F" off Harvey. You, Jose Baez, Geraldo River and the entire Jenner/Kardashian are the slimiest, dirt-bags that would sell out your own mothers to make a dime.

12 Village Idiots from Pinellas County are the reason that Casey the Killer Anthony walks free today -- not Jeff Ashton. He is an exceptional prosectutor. Something you wouldn't know about you low-life.

898 days ago
35.

bianca    

Apparently you are tight with Jose Baez and support the murder of an innocent child. I am done with your website and your show!

898 days ago
36.

Pegasus    

Zanny The Nanny Speaking Out On Casey Anthony Lawsuit; Appearing On Dr. PhilZanny The Nanny Speaking Out On Casey Anthony Lawsuit; Appearing On Dr. Phil 3 7

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Posted on Apr 03, 2012 @ 08:00AM print it send it By Amber Goodhand - Radar News Editor

Zenaida Gonzalez, the woman labeled "Zanny the Nanny" by Casey Anthony and accused of kidnapping her two-year-old daughter, will be appearing on the Dr. Phil Show on Thursday and RadarOnline.com has your sneak peek.

Zanaida is currently embroiled in a legal battle with Casey, suing her for defamation — however, the civil case has been moved to January 2013 after Casey's lawyers argued it was unsafe for the 'Tot Mom' to come out of hiding and appear in court.

"It's interesting that they're taking this extreme position. Clearly she doesn't want to come to the courthouse, but guess what, that is an issue," Zenaida's attorney John Dill said.

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"We have a right to have her there. She's making a choice of her own not to testify."

The show with Dr. Phil was taped on March 12 and will air on Thursday, April 5 in an episode titled Caught in a Web of Lies.

Last year Casey's parents, Cindy and George Anthony, made their first public appearance since their daughter was found not guilty of killing their granddaughter Caylee Anthony on Dr. Phil not divulging much except to say, "All I know is that Caylee's not with us anymore."

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As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Casey has been keeping herself busy while in hiding — embracing religion — and an insider said she was going to be baptized.

"She figured getting baptized would be the best way start this new chapter in her life. It's a new beginning," the source said.

"Casey believes that Caylee is with God now and wants to ensure her own salvation so that she'll see her daughter again someday."

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