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Jim Greer and spending woes, Chapter 2



The Republican Reform Caucus, and its organizer John Bertran of Melbourne, struck out on naming its organization, but it hopes to have better luck when it sues Jim Greer.


The group was urged by the Republican Party of Florida to abandon the name because it's sounds too much like the Republican Party. Party lawyers ordered the group to stop. The group agreed, changed its name to the Florida Conservative Reform Caucus, and then hit the party with this little threat by its Fort Lauderdale attorney Micheal Becker:

"This law firm is preparing litigation in which donors to the Republican Party of Flroida will bring suit to demand a full accounting of RPOF's expenditures in 2008 based on evidence that Chairman Jim Greer has abused his authority and utilized party funds for personal use which is both inappropriate and illegal under Florida law.''

Bertran then notes that when a U.S. Attorney is appointed, they'll ask for an investigation. "They're concerned about Mr. Greer's expenditures. We want full disclosure,'' Becker said. Download GOP cease desist ltr Response

[Last modified: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 3:20pm]


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