Saturday, June 05, 2010

Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Turncoat: Charlie Crist Accused of Fraud, Money Laundering

RedState points us to a article on the disgusting (okay, "allegedly" disgusting) machinations of RINO-turned-indie Charlie Crist. The charges relate to former GOP Chair Jim Greer's apparent misuse of party funds.

Greer, a former Crist campaign executive, set up a shell company called "Victory Strategies LLC" to which he diverted as much as $125,000 in GOP funds.

Gov. Charlie Crist personally signed off on his former Republican party chairman's confidential fundraising role with the state party – according to Jim Greer's attorney, whose allegation contradicts the governor's statement that he "didn't know anything'' about the deal now part of a criminal investigation.

...Greer's attorney, Damon Chase, said Saturday that the deal giving them a 10 percent cut of party donations was legal. What's more, Chase said Crist's former right-hand man, now U.S. Sen. George LeMieux, first proposed the idea that they earn a fundraising commission to save the party money and replace the $30,000-a-month contract with fundraiser Meredith O'Rourke...

"Jim thought a change would be a good idea and I said, 'Whatever you think needs to be done, and if you need to bring in Delmar, that's fine,' " Crist said...

"The governor knew about Victory Strategies from the very beginning,'' Chase said. "They all worked on it together. . . . They saw it as a way to save money.''

Greer was a little-known councilman in Oviedo who had worked on Crist's 2006 campaign for governor when he was tapped to lead the Republican Party of Florida. Allegations that he used party money to live a life of luxury forced him to step down in January.

I have exactly the same level of confidence that Crist's ethics are above reproach that I have his tan is legit.


10ksnooker said...

dittoes on the tan

everyone knew Crist was lying, and he and his buds were ripping off the donors.

Lucky Archer - Λάκης Βελώτρης said...

Did Illinois Giannoulias, Florida's Crist, California's Angelides and New York's Gianaris apply Greek budgeting techniques like Sarbanes Oxen? Greek Ponzi fourfold Eurodefecit boasts Trojan Horse Perfidy, Klephth Brigandage. Upset that industrious Albanians invaded their lazy, gungrabbing, babykilling homeland, the soviet-churched Greeks vindictively hire, house and promote illegals. As quakes render their homes disposable, Greeks are oblivious to the very concept of maintenance. Instead of blaming environmetalists for fires and socialists for deficits, jealousy driven soviet faith seeks scapegoats. Olympia Snowjob supports Obamacare and abortion because of her gangreen patriarch (Is Orthodox Christianity progressive? Michelle Boorstein Washington Post 11-4-09 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew spoke about the spiritual imperative for nonviolence, universal health care and reducing consumption to help the environment.) Ancient Greeks reduced consumption to help the environment through infanticide and sodomy. Palamite Zealotes massacred Thessalonian aristocracy in preparation for Cantacuzene usurpation via hesychast hyperventilatory hallutination. This soviet socialism motivated Anatolian farmers to embrace Turks in the 1400s to avoid redistributative taxation and then for liberated mainlanders to migrate to Smyrna in the 1800s. Ain't gonna vote for Do Kaka Goat! Avenge Jake, Hang Bart!