Former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer pleads guilty to theft - FOX 35 News Orlando

Former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer pleads guilty to theft

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Former Republican Party of Florida chairman Jim Greer pleaded guilty to theft and money laundering Monday morning, just before jury selection in his criminal trial got under way.
 
Jury selection was set to begin Monday, but neither Greer nor prosecutors appeared in the courtroom. The only sign of Greer's presence in the Orange County Courthouse were his wife and infant daughter.
 
Greer had earlier pleaded not guilty to allegations that he funneled almost $200,000 of party money into a company he had formed with his right-hand man.

Greer says party leaders were aware of the company and that his prosecution is political payback.

Sentencing is March 27, and Greer faces up to 35 years in prison.

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