Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Ex-Florida GOP Chair arrested for fraud and grand theft

More ethics troubles for Republicans in a major state:
The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida was arrested Wednesday for allegedly running a scam bilking money from the party.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement took Jim Greer, 47, into custody at his Orlando-area home. He is charged with one count of organized fraud, four counts of felony grand theft and one count of money laundering, said William Shepherd, Florida's statewide prosecutor.

Greer funneled party money to a company called Victory Strategies that he controlled and concealed his relationship with, investigators said. On Greer's orders, the Republican Party of Florida paid Victory Strategies for campaign work, much of which was never performed. That was in addition to a 10 percent cut of major donations to the party that Greer took along with his top assistant, Delmar Johnson, Shepherd said.
If I've told you this once, I've told you a thousand times: don't give money to the GOP--it's just going to get stolen or spent on lesbian strippers or whatever.

Read the whole story here.

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