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Judge seals Jim Greer's tell-all book about GOP, Crist

19

January

ORLANDO (AP) — A judge has agreed to temporarily seal a book manuscript by the former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, who has been charged with funneling party money into his personal accounts.

Orange-Osceola Circuit Judge Marc Lubet ordered the writings temporarily sealed on Wednesday. Jim Greer was arrested last year on six felonies, including theft, organized fraud and money laundering. He has pleaded not guilty and is currently awaiting trial.

Greer had asked the judge to stop prosecutors from using the document, which was found on one of several computers agents confiscated from his home when he was arrested. Agents say the manuscript pertains to Greer's knowledge of former Gov. Charlie Crist and the right-wing conservative domination of the Republican Party.

[Last modified: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 5:13pm]

    

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