Frank Torres, Orlando Freelance Reporter

Former RPOF Chairman Jim Greer Sentenced to 18 Months, Ashley Judd declines Senate Run

In Uncategorized on March 27, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Today, former RPOF Chairman Jim Greer was sentenced to 18 months of prison time for money laundering during his time as the head of the Republican party of Florida. We’ve also got movie star Ashley Judd declining a Senate run against Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. You’ll recall Florida Senator Marco Rubio was fundraising in the Bluegrass state earlier this week.

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Video Transcript:

Florida Politics with Frank Torres. The big story today the sentencing of former RPOF Chairman Jim Greer sentenced to 18 months of prison. Greer convicted of laundering $200,000, $125,000 into his own private company, I believe during his time at the head of RPOF. Greer took a deal a few weeks back to avoid going to trial. Many believed that the trial would have been an airing of the RPOF’s dirty laundry with a lot of powerful Republicans and 1 Democrat on the witness list. I’m talking about former Florida Governor Charlie Crist who is considering a run at his old job next year. What can you say? Greer will go to prison serve his time and will get some publicity when released. People will want to talk to him and hear what he has to say. The time of his release just happens to be at the height of election season. We’ll see what happens then.

In other news. Lighter news. Movie Star Ashley Judd has declined a run against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel for the Senate next year. Why is this important for Florida Politics? You’ll recall here on FPFT we talked about Marco Rubio heading up to Kentucky to fundraise for McConnell. Well, that money will not be used against Judd. The star announcing on her Twitter account she would not be running. Well, that’s it for now, for Florida Politics with Frank Torres, I’ll see you next time.

  1. Christ better send Greer a big thank you gift for falling on the sword for him. It’s easy to see that Christ benefited from his friendship with Greer and I am sure that Christ was into something shady. Lucky for him Greer is easily paid to take the fall.

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