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Charlie Crist: All I know about Victory Strategies is what I read in the newspapers

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Charlie Crist told CNN this morning that Florida is ready as it can be for the Gulf oil spill, but the scandal ensnaring former Florida Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer came up.

What does Crist know about Victory Strategies?

“What I know about it is only what I’ve read about in the newspapers,” Crist told Candy Crowley on “State of the Union.” “It’s an unfortunate situation. It’s very disappointing, and sometimes people disappoint you. And that’s what happened here.”

Greer, 47, of Oviedo has been indicted on six felony counts of grand theft, money laundering and running an organized scheme to defraud. He is accused of using a company called Victory Strategies to launder money.

The lawyer for Greer has said that Crist knew about Victory Strategies from the beginning. Crowley wanted to know if that was true.

“Absolutely untrue,” Crist said. “Sometimes desperate people say desperate things, and it’s very sad.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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