Florida Republicans Greer

February 11, 2013 - 8:30 AM
FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 file photo, Florida Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer talks with reporters after receiving a vote of confidence from the executive committee of the Florida Republican Party in Tallahassee, Fla. Greer's two-week trial starts Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 on theft, fraud and money laundering charges. Jurors will have to decide if Greer committed a crime when he channeled more than $200,000 of party money to his company, or whether the charges against Greer are revenge for the waning popularity of his political patron, former Gov. Charlie Crist, who defected from the Republican Party to run as an independent for the U.S. Senate and is now a Democrat. (AP Photo/Tallahassee Democrat, Bill Cotterell, file)