Former Florida GOP Chief Arrested

Jim Greer taken into custody Tuesday night near Orlando

Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010  |  Updated 11:15 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Former Florida GOP Chief Arrested

Seminole County Sheriff

Jim Greer

advertisement

OVEIDO, Fla. -- Former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Jim Greer has been arrested on unknown charges at his home near Orlando.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has been investigating Greer after an audit found he awarded himself and his executive director a fundraising contract that paid them about $200,000.

Greer, 47, was arrested at his central Florida home Wednesday morning. Calls to the FDLE were not immediately returned. The Seminole County Jail confirmed the arrest.

Greer resigned under pressure in February after reports of lavish spending on private jets, decadent meals and entertainment after party activists and major donors called for his resignation.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our New iPad App
Now optimized for iPad, NBC 6... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out