Published: Nov 23, 2010 8:13 PM EST
Updated: Nov 23, 2010 5:13 PM EST

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Florida Republican Party by its ousted former chairman.

Circuit Judge Alan Dickey granted the party's motion to dismiss Jim Greer's suit Tuesday in Sanford. Greer had accused the party of reneging on a $123,000 severance deal.

The party's executive director, Ronnie Whitaker, issued a statement saying Dickey saw through Greer's attempt to sue the GOP while refusing to answer questions under oath by citing his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

Greer, meanwhile, is facing criminal charges stemming from his tenure as party chairman including theft, organized fraud and money laundering.