In her analysis of the upcoming trial of former Florida GOP Chair Jim Greer, Lucy Morgan notes just how much the party of fiscal restraint has spent on lawyers to fight Greer’s claim.
Damon Chase, the Lake Mary lawyer who represents (Greer), is downright hostile to any suggestion that Greer might consider a plea bargain before his date Monday with an Orlando jury, but most defendants get around to considering it when evidence against them mounts.
The party would also like to get rid of the civil suit Greer filed in an effort to collect the $130,000 he was promised when he agreed to resign as chairman in 2010.
The civil suit remains on hold until the criminal case is settled, steadily lining the pockets of lawyers who have already collected more than $816,000 to represent the party and former leaders named in the lawsuit. Like many courtroom battles, the party could have paid the debt several times over for what the legals efforts have cost.
More from Morgan here.