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George II

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Wed Mar 31, 2021, 09:15 AM Mar 2021

Sex trafficking probe of Rep. Matt Gaetz emerges from Joel Greenberg prosecution: report [View all]

Gaetz is screwed, and not in the way he wanted:



Sex trafficking probe of Rep. Matt Gaetz emerges from Joel Greenberg prosecution: report

By MARTIN E. COMAS, JEFF WEINER and STEVEN LEMONGELLO
ORLANDO SENTINEL | MAR 30, 2021 AT 9:49 PM

Federal authorities are investigating potential sex trafficking violations by U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a probe that emerged from the prosecution of former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg, according to a report by the New York Times.

Citing three people briefed on the matter, the Times reported Tuesday that Justice Department investigators are looking into whether Gaetz, a close ally of former President Donald Trump, had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl and paid for her to travel with him.

The probe of Gaetz reportedly stemmed from the investigation of Greenberg, who faces a slew of charges including sex trafficking of a child. He is currently slated to stand trial in June.

The Times report noted that many details of the Gaetz probe remain unclear, including how the congressman allegedly met the girl. The encounters allegedly occurred about two years ago and the investigation began in the final months of the Trump administration under then-Attorney General William P. Barr, the report said.


https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-ne-joel-greenberg-matt-gaetz-investigation-sex-trafficking-20210330-moyyt73tbzhrlmpjcwkqv2oeyq-story.html
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