Convicted scammer Joel Greenberg, who worked together thoroughly with district attorneys examining GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, was sentenced on Thursday to 11 years in jail by a federal judge in Orlando, Florida.
Greenberg, a previous Seminole County tax collector, formerly pleaded guilty to minor sex-trafficking, wire scams, stalking and 3 other felony charges.
As part of his plea offer, Greenberg offered details to private investigators about Gaetz associated to the sex-trafficking probe, a source knowledgeable about the case formerly informed CNN.
Gaetz has actually rejected ever spending for sex or making love with a small, and no charges have actually been submitted versus Gaetz.
That probe started in late 2020, and CNN reported in September that district attorneys advised versus an indictment, though senior Justice Department authorities get to make the last call– and it’s uncertain if that choice has actually been made.
After the sentencing, Greenberg’s lawyer Fritz Scheller stated he was “dissatisfied” that the Justice Department hasn’t charged anybody else as part of the sex-trafficking examination. Scheller formerly stated in court that Greenberg provided private investigators details about 7 or 8 other guys as it refers to the unlawful sexual contact with a small.
” We anticipate the federal government to handle the tough cases and not simply the simple convictions,” Scheller stated, prompting district attorneys to “pursue others.”.
” That’s what they’re there for,” Scheller included, stating the Justice Department ought to hold “higher-level” figures responsible for the sake of democracy.
Scheller stated he and Greenberg interacted “relatively just recently … in the previous couple of months” with district attorneys as part of his cooperation in the sex-trafficking examination.