March 31st, 2010
05:22 PM ET
13 years ago

Former Florida GOP chair denies criminal activity

[cnn-photo-caption image= 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.

Filed under: 2010 • Charlie Crist • Florida • Jim Greer • Marco Rubio
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Michael from Ventura

    Keep spreadin the love gop- and eat each other so the public have to vote NO to you AGAIN in November! THIS is the grand old party in action!!

    March 31, 2010 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  2. Debbie Hanrahan

    Hmm the RNC has real issues these days... use money for a slide show to gain funding using fear as a tactic, perhaps illegal use of funds, and the RNC paying for a sex club to gain money from Young Eagles in California. Yep real upstanding values...

    March 31, 2010 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  3. Victim of GOP Taliban

    So his own state party set him up? Sounds rather suspicious.

    March 31, 2010 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  4. Felonious Monk

    everyone in prison is innocent!


    March 31, 2010 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  5. No More Incumbents

    Why do you think they are called "parties"?

    March 31, 2010 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  6. Joe the Comment Leaver

    Hehe, a Republican denying criminal activity is like a dog denying canine activity... 😉

    March 31, 2010 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  7. Preston kathy

    Preston kathy i can not wait for the gop to do some think else to make the party look bad and dirty oh boy oh boy

    March 31, 2010 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  8. CNN Watchdog

    How is the Rangel investigation going?

    March 31, 2010 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  9. Mickey, NY

    Go directly to not pass not collect $200...

    March 31, 2010 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  10. Michael from Ventura

    I'm gonna believe anyone who FEARS that the President of the United States has an intention to brain-wash elementary school children into his way of thinking..............NOT.

    March 31, 2010 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  11. jack

    Does anyone else see a pattern of fiscal irresponsibility and self dealing with the leaders of the GOP? This is followed closely by the so called "family values" advocated by but not followed by those same hypocrites. Instead they give us adultery, leather & bondage featuring simulated lesbian sex in cages and money paid by family members to cover up improper actions and not leave a paper trail that leads back to them. I voted for the GOP for 12 years but will never again vote for the lies spewed forth from those elitist.

    Vote Independent, or Democrat but never again republican.

    March 31, 2010 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |