Why did Greer receive such a short sentence? What was Greer really willing to expose? Damon Chase, attorney for James “Jim” Greer was documented by Florida Department of Law Enforcement officials of making some rather “off the wall” accusations about Charlie Crist. For more from USAToday and to find the actual FDLE document, please see below. To get a better grasp on Florida Republican leadership: Click Here
Chase allegedly told John Morgan of Morgan and Morgan, the law firm where Crist works, that if he had to depose the former governor, Crist would be embarrassed
By Mike Deeson, WTSP, Tampa-St. Petersburg updated 6/11/2012.
A lawyer for the former chairman of the Florida Republican Party has alleged that former governor Charlie Crist paid two men to leave the state to hide his homosexuality.
The allegations are made in a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigative report in the case of former state party chairman Jim Greer, who is facing criminal charges for allegedly paying himself to raise money for the Republican Party of Florida. Greer maintains that Crist approved the deal.
Crist called the statements “a bunch of delusional lies” and added that Greer’s attorney wanted him to change his affidavit about his knowledge of Greer’s compensation for fundraising.
The allegations in the FDLE report come from Damon Chase, Greer’s attorney. Chase allegedly told John Morgan of Morgan and Morgan, the law firm where Crist works, that if he had to depose the former governor, Crist would be embarrassed by the following:
• Crist had homosexual relationships with at least two men who were paid to leave the state to avoid embarrassing the then-governor.
• Crist attempted to kiss Greer at a hotel in Beverly Hills.
• Crist had drunken escapades and his security detail had to cover for him.
• Crist attempted to run over people with a golf cart while he was intoxicated.
In response, Morgan responded saying said that even if Crist were a homosexual, it had nothing to do with the case, and the allegations were just were just an attempt to embarrass Crist.
Greer is scheduled to go to trial July 30.