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What RPOF and Enron have in common



The Republican Party of Florida (finally) found a willing forensic auditor, hiring Alston & Bird -- the same firm that handled the Enron bankruptcy. The auditors started their work at party headquarters in Tallahassee on Thursday.


It's a connection the GOP isn't likely to appreciate, but it suggests they are seriously addressing the allegations of misspent money, lavish credit card spending and possible criminal charges against its former Chairman Jim Greer.

The firm's Special Matters and Investigations division "will review various internal contracts with other vendors as well as other potentially questionable expenditures to determine whether or not the Party may have been the victim of any improper financial dealings on the part of the previous administration," according to a party statement.

Party officials pledged to make credit card holders reimburse any personal expenses found in the forensic audit.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:27am]


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