Fmr. Florida GOP Gets 18 Months In Prison
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ORLANDO (CBSMiami) – Former Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer was sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing more than $125,000 in party funds.
Greer was sentenced in Orlando Wednesday a little more than a month after he pled guilty to four counts of theft and a single count of money laundering. Prosecutors had originally requested a three-and-a-half year sentence.
A trial had threatened to expose the underbelly of Florida’s dominant political party and its formerly high-spending ways.
Topics covered in pretrial depositions included allegations of prostitutes at a state GOP fundraiser in the Bahamas, the drinking habits of former Gov. Charlie Crist and intraparty strife.
Prosecutors say Greer funneled almost $200,000 to a company he had formed with his right-hand man and kept $125,000 for himself.
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