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A Cautionary Tale: Head Of Florida GOP Pleads Guilty Too Enriching Himself With Donor Funds

Rickey Stokes

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Date: Feb 12 2013 8:47 AM

Alabama Political Reporter

ORLANDO—The bright glare of the law finally snared the Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer.

According to AP, “Greer pleaded guilty to theft and money laundering charges just before jury selection was to began in his criminal trial.”

The report says, “Greer pleaded guilty to four counts of theft and a single count of money laundering for funneling money from the Republican Party of Florida to a company he set up with his right-hand man.”

Writing for the "Daily Beast," John Avlon said, “Greer’s abuse of donors’ money was unethical but not really original—party politics are full of sleazy skimming off the top. His real crime was a scheme to get a 10 percent cut of all major party donations through a corporation called Victory Strategies, of which Greer was the secret majority owner.”

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