The legal peril Rep. Matt Gaetz is facing appeared to increase sharply after a court hearing indicated that one of his close friends, former Seminole County, Fla., tax collector Joel Greenberg, is likely cooperating with federal prosecutors.
The federal probe looking into whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl and paid for her travel began last year and grew out of the Greenberg case. Gaetz has not been charged and has denied any wrongdoing.
JUST IN: via @PaulaReidCNN in the courtroom in Orlando. Joel Greenberg- an associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz is likely to take a plea in his case.
A deal would put pressure Gaetz, as Greenberg would have to share what he knows about his friend and associate
— Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) April 8, 2021
BREAKING Politico: The legal peril Matt Gaetz is facing appeared to increase sharply after a court hearing indicated that former Seminole County, FL tax collector Joel Greenberg is likely cooperating with federal prosecutors. https://t.co/s0q9qaWVKu
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) April 8, 2021