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Jim Greer trial set to start July 30, 2012



From the Associated Press:

The trial of Jim Greer, the former chair of the Republican Party of Florida, is set for next July.

A prosecutor, defense attorney and judge settled on July 30 as the start of the two-week trial during a brief hearing Friday.

The start of the trial will be more than two years after Greer was charged with steering nearly $200,000 of party money toward a fundraising firm he had formed with a top aide while keeping his interest in the company a secret.

He has pleaded not guilty and says he is the victim of party conservatives who turned against then-Gov. Charlie Crist, Greer's political benefactor.

Attorneys wanted the trial to start after the legislative session, given that legislative leaders are expected to testify.

[Last modified: Friday, December 2, 2011 11:24am]


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