Jim Greer resigned in February as chairman of the Florida Republican Party after media reports that the state party spent large amounts on meals, entertainment and private jets. But a new twist on this story means that criminal charges could be brought against Greer.
According to the Associated Press, the criminal investigation was launched after an audit revealed that Greer had awarded himself and his executive director a fundraising contract that earned them $200,000. The AP writes:
Mr. Greer owned a 60 percent share of a corporation set up to raise money for the party. Executive director Delmar Johnson owned the other 40 percent of the corporation, which received a 10 percent commission on money raised for the party, the audit found.
How's that for a cozy commission deal?