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Jim Greer pleads guilty to four counts of grand theft

Former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer pleaded guilty Monday morning to four charges of grand theft, avoiding trial in a case that could have potentially embarrassed former Gov. Charlie Cristand much of the state’s Republican elite.

Jury selection had been expected to begin this morning.

Instead, Greer stood next to his lawyer Damon Chase a little before 10:30 a.m. and entered guilty pleas as part of a last-minute deal with prosecutors.

Greer decline to comment as he left the courtroom. Said Chase: “Sometimes clearing your name is not as important as taking care of your family.”

As part of the deal, Greer faces a maximum of 42.6 months in prison. Sentencing is scheduled March 27.

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Laughing in their cocktails

And in other news, a dozen grown men across Florida are falling to their knees and thanking God for this bit of divine intervention.

Tomorrow, the debauchery begins again.

wsbarrett

I hope the prosecution included a requirement that he expose all the crooks in the Republican Party as a condition to get a better sentence. It is the duty if the prosecution to expose corruption by our elected representatives. Right now this has all the appearances of a back room deal to protect the guilty.

Can't take anymore

Charlie, Thrasher, Haridopolous, Cannon, Marcocito and a host of other Republican potentates are rejoicing that Greer finally decided not to cause them any more worries that he would reveal the dirty financial secrets of the RPOF. No doubt the boys all chipped in to buy him a very nice golden parachute.

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