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Jim Greer still heading to trial

From the Orlando Sentinel:

An Orlando judge has refused to throw out criminal charges against Jim Greer, former chairman of the Florida GOP, setting aside defense claims that prosecutors and agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement had failed to follow the law as they built their case against the fallen politico.

That means that Greer still faces all six counts handed down by a statewide grand jury that accuse him of secretly setting up a shell company then using it to funnel $125,000 into personal bank accounts.

On Tuesday, Greer's attorneys traveled to Tallahassee and took sworn statements from hree high-profile Florida GOP leaders: House Speaker Dean Cannon, former party Chairman John Thrasher and General Counsel Jason Gonzalez.

Greer's lawyers thought he probably wouldn't be going to trial -- a statement made after they deposed top Republicans.

 

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