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Fmr FL Republican chair sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison

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The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida has been sentenced to one-and-a-half years for stealing more than $125,000 in party funds.  Jim Greer was sentenced in Orlando Wednesday, more than a month after he pleaded guilty to four counts of theft and a single count of money laundering.
    
The sentence was less severe than the three-and-a-half years in prison requested by prosecutors.  A trial had threatened to expose the underbelly of Florida's dominant political party and its formerly high-spending ways.
    
Topics covered in pretrial depositions included allegations of prostitutes at a fundraiser in the Bahamas and the drinking habits of former Gov. Charlie Crist.  Prosecutors say Greer funneled almost $200,000 to a company he formed with his right-hand man and kept $125,000 for himself.

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