Greer, Crist & wives spent party dollars to party

Posted by Paige Bresky --email

TALLAHASSEE, FL (AP) --- A forensic audit shows Gov. Charlie Crist and the former chairman of the Florida Republican Party took family vacations on party money.

The audit released Friday by the Republican Party found Crist and Greer took a family vacation to Disney World in June 2009 charging the party more than $13,000.

In another instance, the men's wives arrived in New York City two days before a party fundraiser in September 2009 and charged nearly $1,600 to the party credit card on hotel and related expenses.

Crist left the party in April to run for the U.S. Senate as an independent while Greer is facing state felony theft charges as a result of his spending while party chairman.

The law firm Austin & Bird conducted the audit.