Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Former Republican Chair in Florida Knew how to Make Money the Easy Way, Steal it. No Taxes?

Nothing more unsurprising than a greedy, crooked Republicans stealing money from campaign donors. Surprisingly, it took awhile for other penny pinching conservatives to notice.

No wonder these guys keep pushing for smaller government and fewer regulations...jail time.

ORLANDO, Fla. — 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 … charged with one count of organized fraud, four counts of felony grand theft and one count of money laundering.

Greer funneled party money to a company called Victory Strategies that he controlled and concealed his relationship with … 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.

Greer resigned in February after reports surfaced that he used party funds on ritzy hotels, gourmet restaurants and private jets.

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