Fritz Scheller, the lawyer of Matt Gaetz Associate Joel Greenberg said that his client could cooperate with prosecutors and give them information on Gaetz’s possible sex trafficking violations.
Greenberg was a former tax collector for Seminole County, Fla., and charged last year with cases including identity theft, bribery, stalking a political opponent, and sex trafficking of a minor.
Greenberg is likely to face 12 years in prison and legal experts said that if he wanted a lesser sentence, he would have to cooperate with the Department of Justice.
If prosecutors were to get Greenberg to testify, he could help bolster the case against Gaetz, a higher-profile target in exchange for lesser penalties.
Federal prosecutor Roger Handberg told a judge he expected the case to end in a plea but Scheller asked for a May 15 deadline for a deal.
Greenberg reportedly met women online who were willing to go on dates in exchange for money including a minor that is part of the case and introduced them to Gaetz.