Former Republican Party of Florida chairman Jim Greer sued his employer for cheating him out of a $123,000 severance package, but it turns out he can’t bring the suit while he is under a criminal indictment on charges that he funneled $125,000 of party money into his personal checking account via a front company.
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Once he was arrested, Greer refused to answer questions from party attorneys who were defending it against his suit. In court pleadings, he said he couldn’t without causing problems for himself in the criminal case.
Circuit Judge Alan Dickey Tuesday said Greer couldn’t have it both ways: A plaintiff can’t sue and ask for damages then refuse to answer questions from the defendant.
So Greer allegedly created a front company to steal from party money, and now wants the severance package he negotiated before the indictment. It remains unresolved, however, when and what other RPOF members knew about the alleged front company, Victory Strategies.
Luke Johnson reports on Florida for The American Independent.