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Former Florida GOP Chairman pleads guilty to grand theft and money laundering

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The former GOP Chairman of Florida Pleads Guilty Jim Greer, 50, of Oviedo, Florida pleaded guilty to grand theft and money laundering charges at some point some time but not stated here to establish newsworthiness. When did he plead guilty?

He was indicted on June 2, 2010. When he was arrested at his Oviedo, Florida home.

Just a few of the credit card charges that he used the Party’s credit card for were nearly $2,000 for a two-day car rental in California and a nearly $3,000 for one dinner at the Capital Grille in Orlando, just two of his GOP credit card charges. He also spent party money for a trip to Las Vegas to see a Wayne Newton concert and to pay for his son’s birthday party. Mr. Greer along with Delmar Johnson were charged with creating a shell company that helped steer $125,000 in GOP party money into Greer’s personal bank accounts.

The Prosecution made many Attempts at reaching a plea bargain but that stalled in recent months. Had Mr. Greer not walked into that Orlando courtroom on Monday and pleaded guilty to grand theft and money laundering charges. The state was prepared to go forward with their prosecution by going to trial. They had many different politicians from both parties including the former Governor Charlie Crist.

Mr. Delmar Johnson, the man who helped Mr. Greer create the company, was given immunity for agreeing to testify against Greer. Mr. Greer entered his plea with the single word “guilty.” He did so without a plea agreement.

He claimed that his resignation was based on a conservative faction of the Republican Party that concocted accusations so that they could get rid of the more moderate leaders like him. Mr. Greer also said the party wanted to get rid of him because of his support of Mr. Crist during the governor’s 2010 Senate race against Marco Rubio.

Mr. Greer is expected to serve some prison time. Sentencing is scheduled to take place on March 27, 2013. Mr. Greer faces 3 1/2 to 35 years when he is sentenced. Prosecutor’s haven’t stated how many years they will seek.



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Former Florida GOP Chairman Pleads Guilty to Grand Theft and Money Laundering.

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The former GOP Chairman of Florida Pleads Guilty Jim Greer, 50, of Oviedo, Florida plead guilty to grand theft and money laundering charges. He was indicted on June 2, 2010. When he was arrested at his Oviedo, Florida home.

Mr. Greer was charged with creating a shell company that helped steer $125,000 in GOP party money into Greer’s personal bank accounts. Just a few of the credit card charges that he used the Party’s credit card for were nearly, $2,000 for a two-day car rental in California and a nearly $3,000 for one dinner at the Capital Grille in Orlando, just two of his GOP credit card charges. He also spent party money for a trip to Las Vegas to see a Wayne Newton concert and to pay for his son’s birthday party.

The Prosecution made many Attempts at reaching a plea bargain but that stalled in recent months. Had Mr. Greer not walked into that Orlando courtroom on Monday and pleaded guilty to grand theft and money laundering charges. The state was prepared to go forward with their prosecution by going to trial. They had many different politicians from both parties including the former Governor Charlie Crist.

Mr. Delmar Johnson, the man who helped Mr. Greer create the company, was given immunity for agreeing to testify against Greer. Mr. Greer entered his plea with the single word “guilty.” He did so without a plea agreement.

He claimed that his resignation was based on a conservative faction of the Republican Party that concocted accusations so that they could get rid of the more moderate leaders like him. Mr. Greer also said the party wanted to get rid of him because of his support of Mr. Crist during the governor’s 2010 Senate race against Marco Rubio.

Mr. Greer is expected to serve some prison time. Sentencing is scheduled to take place on March 27, 2013. Mr. Greer faces 3 1/2 to 35 years when he is sentenced. Prosecutor’s haven’t stated how many years they will seek.



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Jim Greer

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Former GOP Chairman of Florida Pleads Guilty Jim Greer, 50, of Oviedo, Florida was intrusted to with the chairmanship of the Florida Party. That is until he was indicted on June 2, 2010. When he was arrested at his Oviedo, Florida home.

Just a few of the charges that tax payers paid for are nearly $2,000 for a two-day car rental in California and a nearly $3,000 for one dinner at the Capital Grille in Orlando, just two of his GOP credit card charges. He also spent party money for a trip to Las Vegas to see a Wayne Newton concert and to pay for his son’s birthday party. Mr. Greer along with Delmar Johnson were charged with creating a shell company that helped steer $125,000 in GOP party money into Greer’s personal bank accounts.

The Prosecution made many Attempts at reaching a plea bargain but that stalled in recent months. Had Mr. Greer not walked into that Orlando courtroom on Monday and pleaded guilty to grand theft and money laundering charges. The state was prepared to go forward with their prosecution by going to trial. They had many different politicians from both parties including the former Governor Charlie Crist. Who nominated Greer for chairman back when he was a member of the GOP party himself.

Mr. Delmar Johnson, the man who helped Mr. Greer create the company, was given immunity for agreeing to testify against Greer. Mr. Greer’s Lawyer Damon Chase stated that Mr. Greer’s fund-raising actions were legal and aboveboard, and that Victory Strategies was no secret. Florida Republican officials were aware of its existence.

The the prosecutor stated that entered a plea with the single word “guilty.” He did so without a plea agreement. The Florida State Republican Party issued the following statement: “The truth is now known that Jim Greer broke the law,” stole from the party and donors, “and then said and did everything he could to cover up and distract attention from his crimes.” Although it is unclear how much.

He claimed that his resignation was based on a conservative faction of the Republican Party that concocted accusations so that they could get rid of the more moderate leaders like him. Mr. Greer also said the party wanted to get rid of him because of his support of Mr. Crist during the governor’s 2010 Senate race against Marco Rubio. Mr. Greer, a outsider, who was appointed chairman by Governor Crist, caused a furor in the party by taking sides.

Mr. Greer is expected to serve some prison time. Sentencing is scheduled to take place on March 27, 2013. Mr. Greer faces 3 1/2 to 35 years when he is sentenced. Prosecutor’s haven’t stated how many years they will seek.



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Eliademy deployed in Malta

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Universities, colleges, after-school tutors and English language academies can use it as a free learning management system and online courses are 100% owned by the owner. With its smart and friendly interface plus fast and easy to use features, educators are able to engage students with features such as videos, images, pdf files, newsfeed, visual notifications and calendar, anytime, anywhere. Eliademy is free, the data and information on it is secure and it is free of advertisement.

Eliademy has selected Malta to launch its global service to support Malta’s extraordinary progress in meeting its educational targets. “We want to change the global educational system and we are starting from Malta”, commented Sotiris Makrygiannis, Founder and CEO of CBTec Ltd, the company behind the 21st century free learning management system.

Eliademy’s mission to democratize education comes from its belief that education should be available to all and everywhere. Going back to history, the great philosopher Plato started the first Academy in the world in an olive tree grove, also known as Elia in Greek. It was a remarkable event that laid the foundation for human education. However, Plato’s Academy was an exclusive academy only free to the people of Athens those days. Applying the same philosophy and taking it further, we think education should be available to everyone all over the world. Thus we created Eliademy. The mission of Eliademy is to democratize education with technology by ensuring anyone, anywhere and at anytime is able to access educational content either on the web or on mobile.

Eliademy is backed by CBTec Ltd, a Finland based company founded by Ex-Nokia Meego veterans and has been developed with Finnish universities, educators, organizations and students.

For more information, visit www.eliademy.com



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TKE Fraternity participates in second annual seesaw marathon to raise awareness for childrens cancer

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Starting yesterday, Tuesday February 12th, the gentleman of the Tau Omega chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Carleton University began a 100 hour seesaw marathon beginning at noon. The event known as “TKEsaw”, first began last year by streaming a 72 hour marathon online in aspiration of raising funds for organizations such as St. Judes which provides treatment for cancer patients. This year, the fraternity men are completing 100 hours to raise funds and support a young Ottawa native by the name of Phoebe Rose. Phoebe is two years old and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a rare form of Leukemia which boasts an approximate 15% chance of survival. All funds raised by the TKEsaw this year will be used to help support the cost of living for Phoebe’s family as they have uprooted their lives and moved to Memphis to be be with their little girl during her treatment.

Additional to the funds raised by the seesawing marathon, university students at Carleton University have also opted into donating for the chance to draw a picture and write a message for little Phoebe. These pictures will be featured behind the seesaw on the events like stream at justin.tv/tketauomega and will be given to the family as hopefully an inspiration to stay strong in their time of need. The event will continue twenty-four hours a day until Friday, February 15th 2013.



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Bappa Das and Sudipta Paul bags Best Student Awards

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In the presentations of significant Post Graduate Students Research on 11th February 2013 at Dr. B.P. Pal Auditorium in Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) as part of its 51st Convocation Week Programme 11-15 February 2013, the Best Student Award in M.Sc. category was bagged by Mr. Bappa Das (Agriculture Physics) and in Ph.D. category by Mr. Sudipta Paul (Agricultural Extension). The other gold medalists in M.Sc. are Mr. Debarup Das (SSAC), Mr. Harish Makhija (GEN.), Mr. Subbu Yadav (HORT.), Ms. Reshma Gills (EXTN.) and Ms. Anuja Akathoottu (ECON.) and in Ph.D. are Mr. Dhruba Jyoti sarkar (AG CHEM), Mr. Vignesh M. (GEN.), Ms. Vinuta T. (BIOCHEM), Mr. Ashaq hussain (AGRONOMY) and Mr. Hillol Chakdar (MICROBIOLOGY)



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