Greer trial moving forward after sides reach email agreement
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for former Florida GOP chair Jim Greer says it's conceivable his criminal fraud case could begin as scheduled next year after he worked out a deal for a defense computer expert to search GOP computer servers for emails he believes are pertinent to his defense.
Greer's attorney, Damon Chase, struck the deal at a hearing Wednesday.
Greer will pay a $125 hourly rate for a GOP expert to supervise the searches. Chase expects it take only a day, which would speed along the discovery process.
In September, Judge Marc Lubet set a Feb. 11 start date for trial.
Some prominent Florida Republicans are named as witnesses for Greer's trial on felony charges that he funneled GOP money to a private company he formed.
Greer is pleading not guilty.