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Well this could get ugly.  WTSP's Mike Deeson is reporting that former Florida Republican Party Chairman Jim Greer's jailhouse book includes an accusation that Charlie Crist, his wife Carol, and a friend "owed a hotel in Brazil $12,000 for destroying their room."

The Tampa Bay area television reporter's story suggests much of the book - The Chairman - The Rise and Betrayel of Jim Greer - is a rehash of charges that Greer made after his arrest. 

After months of insisting he was innocent, Greer pleaded guilty, He is due to leave prison later this summer. 

In another story posted by Deeson, he reports that the book also goes after Republican Party leaders, including state Senator John Thrasher who is being considered for president of Florida State University.

Deeson writes about Crist:   The book says Greer was indicted for something Crist gave him permission to do: Form a fund company called Victory Strategies.

It says in a deposition, Crist lied, when he said he did not give permission to Greer to start Victory Strategies. Greer says in the book it is not true and the papers in the book prove that.

The author of the book is Peter Golenbock. Deeson, who has done a number of interviews with Greer since the start of his troubles, obtained a copy of the book on Monday.

In a written statement, Crist told WTSP that Greer's accusations are "desperate and sad."

While the book apparently insists that Greer was betrayed and set-up for a fall by Republican Party leaders - it will be interesting to hear whether Greer explains his guilty plea.

Finally, will Greer's book have any impact on the race for governor? 


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