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LeighAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-10 01:28 AM
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7. Ex-Florida GOP chair Greer leaves jail after being indicted for grand theft, money laundering
Source: Palm Beach Post

State agents and Seminole County deputies walked into ousted Florida Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer's Oviedo mansion Wednesday morning while he was shaving and hauled him off to jail on corruption charges, alleging that he pocketed at least $125,000 in party funds.

A statewide grand jury indicted Greer, 47, of Oviedo, on six felony counts of grand theft, money laundering and running an organized scheme to defraud, charges that could carry a maximum of 75 years in prison.

According to state investigators, Greer devised a scheme to siphon off a cut of the donations from major Republican donors after he had fallen on hard financial times, despite a party salary of $130,000 a year.

Statewide Prosecutor William Shepherd said Greer used a company called Victory Strategies LLC to launder the money, pocketing a total of $125,161.50. Greer's hand-picked executive director and partner in Victory Strategies, Delmar Johnson, collected another $65,093, according to an affidavit that accompanied a search warrant sought by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.


Read more: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime/ex-florida-gop-...
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