When former Florida Republican party chairman Jim Greer “goes on trial next year on charges of fraud and money laundering, plenty of prominent politicians may be squirming as the inner workings of the party are exposed,” the St. Petersburg Times reports.
“Greer knows the secrets of the state party like few others. As legislative leaders are deposed by Greer’s attorneys, there’s every indication the former high-flying party boss is looking not just for vindication, but also payback.”
“But no political figure in Florida has a more complex relationship with Greer than former Gov. Charlie Crist. Once the closest of friends who vacationed together with spouses, their bond has reached the point that Crist contacted the Florida Department of Law Enforcement this summer after receiving a pair of messages from Greer apparently perceived as a threat.