The judge granted the party's request to throw out the suit because Greer wouldn't answer questions from the party's lawyers, claiming it could harm his own defense in the criminal case. According to the Orlando Sentinel, a judge today told Greer he couldn't have it both ways. He can, however, re-file within five years.
Greer was arrested in June on felony charges of grand theft and money laundering. Prosecutors say he ran a sham firm called Victory Strategies, which collected 10 percent of all the party's large donations and raked in even more in expense reports. Although some at the party knew about the contract with Victory, Greer allegedly hid the fact that he and his executive director, Delmar Johnson, owned the firm. Greer allegedly pocketed more than $125,000 from the deal.
He pleaded not guilty.
He had been ousted in January over unrest within the party over rumors of lavish and improper spending. Former party officials have alleged that Greer and others spent thousands of party dollars on cigars, lobster, birthday parties and other personal expenses. An audit found that Greer had used party money for family trips to New York and Disney World, tickets to see Journey and invitations for his son's baptism.