June 2nd, 2010
10:39 AM ET
12 years ago

Ex-GOP official arrested

Washington (CNN) – Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer was arrested Wednesday morning, an official with the James E. Polk Correctional facility in Seminole County, Florida confirms to CNN.

Lisa Scobey, the correctional facility spokeswoman, would not disclose why Greer had been arrested. Greer stepped down from his post earlier this year amid allegations that he misappropriated party funds.

Greer could not be reached Wednesday for comment.

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  1. LB in FL

    Can you say "Marco Rubio"? Greer and Rubio operate in the same manner. Rubio is corrupt. Always has been, always will be. Just waiting on him to implode as well. And he will.

    Go Charlie (Crist) Go!!!!

    June 2, 2010 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  2. Psychologist

    GOPers...not really a surprise. Misappropriation of funds is a GOP tradition. Let alone break-ins into (democratic) campaign headquarters anno 1972, lowering taxes (for their campaign donors and thus increasing the country's deficit) 2000-2008, not accepting responsibility, male GOPers hitting on male undercover police officers in airport toilets 2008, resenting the 1964 Civil Rights Act, they do it all. I am still trying to figure out how GOPers will lower taxes while maintaining or increasing public services. Good luck with the family values as well.

    June 2, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  3. Dar

    Good, This just shows how bad it really is in the white house, replace them all with new fresh blood in Washington.
    There are many more bad seeds that havent been caught yet and we need to see them gone

    June 2, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  4. Larry

    LOL. This just gets better every day.

    June 2, 2010 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  5. GI Joe

    Hard time filling space CNN? If it was traffic related, you'll look like fools AGAIN for putting this gossip tease in political ticker.


    June 2, 2010 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  6. Wisconsinite - Conservatives want to take their country back. Progressives want to move their country forward.

    What??? Illegal shenanigins by the GOP in Florida??? Oh gee . . . go figure.

    June 2, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  7. jack

    as usual, the gibberish that escapes sarah's mouth before connecting with a stable and educated brain reflects her inability to ever become anything than what she is ... a media lightning rod for the GOP and ultra right-wing conservatives. she believed in and preached abstinence before marriage too, and look how that worked out for her.

    June 2, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  8. hangemhi

    Anyone violating the peoples trust shall be violated

    June 2, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  9. A keen observer

    Another corrupt republican bites the dust!

    June 2, 2010 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  10. Willy Brown

    Good. If he was a democrat he'd be a CZAR by now.

    June 2, 2010 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  11. Duck Fallas

    Why aren't they arresting Van Jones for giving Sestak a job with Acorn?

    June 2, 2010 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  12. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Who is Jim Greer? I bet a thorough background check will tell us a lot if they really want the truth.

    June 2, 2010 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  13. Mark

    Yep, I knew it had to be either a hookup between him a woman, another man, or stealing.

    June 2, 2010 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  14. Florida Joe

    Bush & Cheney are next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 2, 2010 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  15. doubting thomas

    Typical. Republicans want to end taxes, but spend tax money like it grows on trees. They are completely divorced from reality.

    June 2, 2010 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  16. EA

    What comes around goes around....Keep that in mind all you GOP's out there. It may be easy to fool some of the people some of the time, but you won't fool them all. I think this clown should be sweating bullets in his nice new Orange jump suit! All the best to you dude! You'll need it.

    June 2, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  17. Randy

    How surpising,another politician getting caught for breaking the law..
    Just another day catching them with their hands in our pockets.

    June 2, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  18. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    I'm shocked, SHOCKED I tell you! 😉

    June 2, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  19. Tulsa

    How can this be? Republicans don't have ethics problems, do they?
    I mean, they're the ones telling us we must abide by thier high moral standards.....
    Hmmm, Vitter, Ensign, Greer, Souder, DeLay, Gingrich, Ney, Duke Cunningham, Sanford...... Oh, I could go on.

    The rabid right will throw names of Democrats right back and they are correct. Ethics problems are there in both parties.... it's just that Democrats don't proclaim themselves to be perfect. Republicans do.

    June 2, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  20. Mike

    Everyone who leaves in FL know that GOP is completly corrupted. By the way, Jim Greer has very close tie with Rubio.

    June 2, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  21. kewfly

    Let me guess...it involved alcohol and an underaged boy. Why does this not surprise me?

    June 2, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  22. Slick William

    Funny they can arrest this guy but Charlie Rangle and Chris Dodd are still just sitting up there in DC collecting their tax funded paychecks... Let's think about that, a GOP campaign manager misappropriating funds that were contributed to their party... On the other hand, elected officials taking bribes for sweetheart mortgage deals and not paying their taxes, while misappropriating funds. Me thinks we are broken!

    June 2, 2010 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  23. Moderate

    Well so much for fiscal reponsibility. The republicans have proven time and again they are the tax and spend party. They cut their teeth on campaing contributions before they put us into trillion dollar unfunded wars.

    June 2, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  24. Some republican guy

    Goldangit!! Those narcisstic elitest obamabots are up to no good again!!!! Notice how they didn't charge him with anything!!! They probably took him to the re-education camp and made him wear a Chay Guevarro t-shirt and a black buray hat with a red star on it!!! Their torturing him right now by making him listen to devil music like Dio or Spooky Tooth instead of a wholesome real American artist like Gordon Lightfoot!!!!! When he comes out of there, he'll be an Oprah watching union thug!!!!! There going to turn him into an altruist like that Ain Rand lady warned us about!!!!! Wise up real Americans!!!! Empeach tham all and succeed from the union before its to late!!!!! Have a nice day!

    June 2, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |