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The former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida has been sentenced to 1½ years in jail for stealing more than $125,000 in party funds.
Jim Greer, former chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, pleaded guilty to theft and money laundering just before jury selection in his criminal trial got under way on Monday.
For freshman Sen. Marco Rubio, a rising GOP figure seen as a possible Mitt Romney running mate, there are questions about whether potential vulnerabilities in his personal and political background might hold him back.
The road to reconciliation commenced even before the balloons and confetti were swept away at Rick Scott's victory party.
GameStop Corp., the world's largest video game retailer, said Tuesday it will buy social gaming website Kongregate for an undisclosed sum in its latest step to expand its business beyond brick-and-mortar stores.
A criminal-defense attorney for ousted Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer Monday promised to call to the stand some of the most powerful men in Florida politics - Gov. Charlie Crist, Attorney General Bill McCollum and state Republican chief John Thrasher.
Greer says that party leaders were aware of the company and that his prosecution was political payback.
Mr. Greer, his lawyer said, was the victim of right-wing conservatives who turned against Mr. Crist, the man who picked Mr. Greer to head the state party.