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Read the indictment of Jim Greer

Earlier in the day, FDLE released search affidavits spelling out the charges against Jim Greer. But the five-page indictment of Greer obtained by the Times/Herald helps connect the dots. It was signed by the grand jury foreperson on May 19 and presided over by Judge Victor Tobin of Broward County. (Interesting note: On the first count the jurors found Greer "and others" conducted the organized fraud.)

Here's a helpful cheat sheet:

Count 1: Organized fraud. Prosecutors allege the Greer created Victory Strategies LLC in order to fraudulently obtain money from RPOF and then re-direct the cash to his own bank accounts.

Count 2: Third-degree theft. Prosecutors say on July 23, 2009, Greer requested a $10,000 check on top of his standard fundraising commission. He then put most of that cash into his own bank account.

Count 3: Third-degree theft. Greer requested another extra $10,000 payment on Aug. 26, 2009, prosecutors say. He put that money and some of his commission into his personal bank account.

Count 4: Second-degree theft. The party paid Greer $30,000 on Sept. 10, 2009, to conduct a poll for the Charlie Crist for Senate campaign, the indictment says. The poll was never conducted.

Count 5: Third-degree theft. The indictment says Greer requested $21,250 in fundraising commissions on Oct. 7, 2009. The next day, the party cut him a check for $12,250.

Count 6: Money laundering. Prosecutors say Greer’s company was designed solely to conceal or disguise the personal payments and that the total funds involved was more than $100,000 over a 12-month period.


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:40am]


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