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Former Florida Republican Party Leader Jim Greer to Face Sentencing


March 26, 2013 | WMFE - Sentencing for former Florida Republican Party leader Jim Greer is Wednesday.

[Image: Jim Greer]

Greer pleaded guilty last month to five counts of theft and money laundering.

He was accused of taking $125,000 from Florida Republicans -- but he says party conservatives made up the claim to push out moderates like him.

Greer's plea halted a trial that would have included testimony from top state Republican leaders -- including former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist.

Crist, now a Democrat, nominated Greer for the Republican Party chairmanship.

Greer was arrested in 2010.

 

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