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Friday, April 16, 2021

Gaetz Associate Likely to Plead Guilty and Testify

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.

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