Ex-Fla. GOP Chairman Charged With Felony Theft

The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida has been arrested for allegedly running a scam bilking money from the party.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement took Jim Greer into custody Wednesday at his Orlando-area home. Florida statewide prosecutor William Shepherd says the 47-year-old Greer has been charged with one count of organized scheme to defraud, four counts of felony grand theft and one count of money laundering.

Greer resigned in February after reports surfaced that he used party funds on ritzy hotels, gourmet restaurants and private jets.

His steep descent from party chairman to pariah could drag down Gov. Charlie Crist's bid for U.S. Senate. The two are longtime allies, and Crist backed Greer until the day he stepped down.

Greer's attorney did not immediately return telephone and e-mail messages seeking comment.

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  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jun 4, 2010 at 02:19 PM
    Snake man, good I'll check it out. You know, God is in control and has always been in control. Obama, Rohm, Pelosi and the other dirty rascals all have their day coming and it's not going to be good. Thanks bro and I've not been posting like I'd like to, been very very busy work, home etc.. Sometime please give me a number or way I can contact you. J
  • by OpenCarry on Jun 3, 2010 at 12:49 AM
    When are the people of the US going to WAKE UP and realize that BOTH sides are crocked as a bowl of spaghetti? The "right" is a bunch of perverts and crooks. The "left" is a bunch of fascists and crooks. The "two party system" is just like a slice of green, moldy baloney--sure it has two sides, but it's rotten to the core... Vote ALL incumbents out this fall. Impeach the rest...
  • by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2010 at 02:24 PM
    osoc..... if Bush, Cheney, & Rove are not in Jail, nobody needs to be. The Oil spill incident isn't over yet. Jury still out.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2010 at 01:55 PM
    wow, that's crazy!
  • by jonny Location: ldubs on Jun 2, 2010 at 12:41 PM
    That gaza brothers campaign contribution thing is laughable. So is your notion that the media is liberal. Faux news is the most watched news network on tv. By the way, its owned by an Australian who contributes in some way to all GOP campaigns by employing lying retards who are really good at getting people like you in a tizzy. Get over yourselves guys. Stop wasting time on your computer trying to prove that it didn't all came crashing down under the GOP's watch. Don't be ashamed of your pedophile party's rap sheet either. Reps are always in trouble because they're always breaking the law. Your party died with Eisenhower. All of your former presidents side with the Dems now, even W. Heres a conspiracy for ya: the company in charge of plugging the BP oil well w/ concrete was Haliburton. This is why it failed. Regulations were weakened under W at the request of former Haliburton CEO and former VP of the USA. Yet, its surely Obama's fault.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 2, 2010 at 11:56 AM
    US Citizen, Obama can be impeached over this one yet the AP, courtesy of ABC, CBS and NBC, only mention it like it was a rumor. Fox gave it air time and now a lot of networks are picking it up. So, this story on the GOP chairman is big? Its a diversion only. Arrest obama and Rohm Emanuel. http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/white-house/gop-seeks-to-rehash-joe-sestak.html
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Jun 2, 2010 at 09:31 AM
    "after reports of lavish spending on private jets, decadent meals and entertainment" this is exactly what Obama, Pelosi, Hillary and all the other hypocritical liberal do as well. Why aren't their private lives involving US tax dollars posted in the media? theft is theft when they didn't ask the American people if it was ok if they could take and spend our money!!!! Michelle and Barrack use millions of donated money, money that was given to them by rich Muslims oversees to do, fly, stay and eat where they want!!!! Why didn't they get caught? Because the lamestream media protects their own and play favorites. What an evil bunch of scoundrels looking out for their own.
  • by Agree on Jun 2, 2010 at 08:45 AM
    Why doesnt the news report on her and her over budget because i want spending
  • by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2010 at 08:13 AM
    Sounds just like Pelosi. Why isnt she in jail?

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