Greer-gate: Crist ally charged with 11 counts 

Former Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer, appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist but ousted amid suspicion he was misusing party funds, was arrested earlier today. Now he has been charged, Fox News Online reports:

The Florida Department of Law enforcement took Jim Greer into custody Wednesday at his Orlando-area home. The 47-year-old has been charged with six counts of organized scheme to defraud, four counts of felony grand theft and one count of money laundering.

Greer stepped down in February after party activists and major donors called for his resignation over reports of lavish spending on private jets, decadent meals and entertainment.

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