[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/01/05/art.greer.rpof.jpg caption="Jim Greer (left) stepped down as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida in February."](CNN) - An attorney for former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer responded Wednesday to the criminal investigation into Greer's use of party money.
The lawyer, Gregory Miller, said Greer is innocent of any criminal activity and will fully cooperate with the investigation. Miller accused the current party chairman, John Thrasher, of having a "personal vendetta" against his predecessor.
"The statements and actions of John Thrasher today against his predecessor, former GOP Chairman Jim Greer, are without merit and the continuation of a political vendetta intended to conceal the actions of others and blame Chairman Greer, a private citizen, for the conduct of elected officials," Miller said in a statement.
"Mr. Thrasher's accusations are a heavy-handed attempt to avoid the Party's formally documented financial and legal obligation to Mr. Greer, who has not committed any criminal activity and looks forward to cooperating fully with any investigation," he said.