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Jim Greer elected to serve on national Drug and Alcohol Testing Association board

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Jim Greer is back. Greer, the former head of the Republican Party of Florida, has been elected to a three-year term on the Drug and Alcohol Testing Association’s national board of directors. “As the former chairman of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association, and as a current board member, I am pleased that Jim has been elected to our national governing board,” said Joseph Reilly, past chair of the DATIA, said in a statement. “Jim’s experience as a successful businessman…

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Jim Greer again faces money problems, files bankruptcy

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Jim Greer is once again grappling with financial problems. Last month, the disgraced former Florida GOP chair filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in federal court, with records showing liabilities at more than three times listed assets. Elyssa Cherney of the Orlando Sentinel reports that between Greer, 52, and his wife, Lisa, the pair owes more than 60 creditors around $1.5 million, with a combination of credit card, law firms and medical debt. Greer’s financial woes come through a petition…

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Ex-GOP chair’s defense to call Bill McCollum as witness

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Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer’s defense attorney said today he will try to disqualify Attorney General Bill McCollum from prosecuting the case — and call the GOP candidate for governor as a defense witness for Greer. Attorney Cheney Mason said at a news conference he will seek dismissal of the state’s charges of grand theft, money laundering and organized fraud against Greer. He said the search warrant used to gather evidence against Greer was insufficient and that…

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Ex-GOP chair’s defense to call Bill McCollum as witness

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Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer’s defense attorney said today he will try to disqualify Attorney General Bill McCollum from prosecuting the case — and call the GOP candidate for governor as a defense witness for Greer. Attorney Cheney Mason said at a news conference he will seek dismissal of the state’s charges of grand theft, money laundering and organized fraud against Greer. He said the search warrant used to gather evidence against Greer was insufficient and that…

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Fired Florida GOP office manager: Jim Greer’s expense receipts were altered

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From the Orlando Sentinel: The office manager who reviewed credit card bills at the Florida GOP grew suspicious of Jim Greer and Delmar Johnson III, the two men who ran the party, and what they were buying. They kept turning in receipts that had been changed or defaced, so she couldn’t tell what they’d bought, Susan Wright told state investigators. Wright was also taken aback at how often Greer wanted to fly on a private plane, she told investigators. He’d often…

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Fired Florida GOP office manager: Jim Greer’s expense receipts were altered

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From the Orlando Sentinel: The office manager who reviewed credit card bills at the FloridaGOP grew suspicious of Jim Greer and Delmar Johnson III, the two men who ran the party, and what they were buying. They kept turning in receipts that had been changed or defaced, so she couldn’t tell what they’d bought, Susan Wright told state investigators. Wright was also taken aback at how often Greer wanted to fly on a private plane, she told investigators. He’d often tell…

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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…

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