Gaetz associate pleads guilty to six federal crimes, including sex trafficking a teen

By | May 17, 2021

ORLANDO, Fla. — A key figure in the federal probe into Rep. Matt Gaetz has pleaded guilty to multiple crimes, including sex trafficking of a 17-year-old girl and bribery, in a deal that likely increases the legal troubles for the Republican congressman.

Joel Greenberg, a former Seminole County, Fla., tax collector, pleaded guilty to six criminal counts in a case that sparked a federal investigation into whether Gaetz paid girls for sex. Gaetz has denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged with any crime.