Fla. GOP leaders on Greer's witness list

Published On: Jan 31 2013 03:48:30 PM EST
ORLANDO, Fla. -

Former Florida GOP chair Jim Greer plans to call as witnesses during his criminal trial a former Florida governor, a former U.S. senator, four past and present Florida House speakers, a former president of the Florida Senate and a former Florida attorney general.

The defense witness list made public on Thursday includes former Gov. Charlie Crist and former U.S. Sen. George LeMieux, as well as past and present leaders of the Florida House: Dean Cannon, Tom Feeney, John Thrasher and Will Weatherford. Also on the list are former Florida Senate leader Mike Haridopolos and former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum.

Greer's trial on theft and other charges is set to start Feb. 11. He is pleading not guilty to charges he funneled party money to his private company.