Joel Greenberg, an affiliate of embattled GOP Congressman Matt Gaetz, is anticipated to take a plea deal in his personal sex-trafficking case — and cooperate with federal authorities, in accordance with experiences Thursday.
Greenberg’s lawyer and prosecutors stated in court docket that the previous Florida county tax collector is anticipated to make a deal in his case, through which prosecutors accuse him of paying an underage woman for intercourse and tapping the state’s motorized vehicle database for info on folks he had relationships with, CNN reported.
A federal probe into whether or not Gaetz (R-Fla.) had intercourse with a 17-year-old woman and paid for her to journey with him throughout state traces reportedly grew out of the investigation into Greenberg.
Greenberg’s plea deal has not been finalized, however authorities count on it to be within the upcoming weeks, in accordance with the report.
“We imagine this case might be a plea,” Assistant US Lawyer Roger Handberg advised a choose Thursday, in accordance with CNN.
The previous political ally of Gaetz is anticipated to cooperate with authorities, who’ve hit him with numerous costs since his first arrest in 2020, Politico reported.
Gaetz, who has not been charged with against the law, denies the allegations and has deflected media protection of the probe by claiming he’s the goal of an elaborate shakedown by a former DOJ official.