Former Florida Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer wants to delay a civil suit filed against the party until the pending criminal case is resolved. No way, says the Florida GOP.
In a motion filed Friday in Seminole County, the party contends Greer is playing "fast and lose" with the court system and trying to avoid a deposition where Greer was expected to invoke his 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination.
Greer contends in his civil suit that the party welched on a $124,000 severance package promised before he stepped down. The GOP's latest filing says the severance agreement was not an enforceable contract because it "was induced through fraud and blatant deception" - namely that Greer failed to reveal he was a partner in a company paid tens of thousands of dollars by the party.