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Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered and Delmar Johnson gets no jail time

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What kind of deal did Delmar Johnson III, the former executive director of the Florida GOP, get from prosecutors to provide evidence against his boss, former state party chairman Jim Greer?

No prison. No probation. No fine. No criminal record.

Johnson, from Winter Garden, must repay the $65,000 that prosecutors say he stole from the party. That’s just under half the amount that prosecutors say Greer stole – $125,000.

And Johnson must appear anywhere any time the Office of Statewide Prosecution so demands to tell what he knows, according to the agreement.

Otherwise, Johnson faces no punishment, according to the deal that was disclosed this afternoon by the Office of Statewide Prosecution, part of the Florida Attorney General’s office.

Greer, 48, of Oviedo, is free on bond, awaiting trial on six felony counts. A statewide grand jury indicted him on corruption charges, including grand theft, money laundering and running an organized scheme to defraud.

He faces up to 75 years in prison.

One of his lawyers, Damon Chase, has said that Greer committed no crime. Continue reading here.

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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