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jeffaA visibly shaken State Atty Jeff Ashton, appeared in a live press conference aired on most Central Florida Media outlets and stated:

“I did something ‘incredibly stupid”

Jeff Ashton is widely known as the lead prosecutor in the case against Casey Anthony. He has served the state for 35 years. Mr Ashton went on to further state “Two years ago, I was curious about the Ashley Madison website, and I used my personal credit card to sign up for the site,” 

He stated several times that it was a stupid decision on his part and deeply regrets his actions.

ninethHe apologized to the people who live within the 9th judicial circuit for his mistake. It was a hard thing to see such a respected officer of the court have to get up and own up to such a highly personal mistake that affects not only his public standing but his having to deal with this incident within his own family.

What has happened to Jeff Ashton has happened to millions of other people and the lesson to be learned from this is that we are all human and we all make mistakes.

Time will tell if this will cause severe damage to Jeff Ashton’s career and if he will be re-elected when his term expires or if this will fade over time.

A lot depends on how the public reacts and how the media both in the mainstream and on line handle any further developments as the Ashley Madison saga continues. Millions of important and not so important subscribers to the cheater website are being affected by the illegal dispensing of their personal information.

If any good comes out of this, it will be that FINALLY the government will start cracking down on the hackers who keep violating the national and international laws when it comes to gaining unauthorized access to various websites and publishing information that they have no business possessing in the first place.

Stay tuned