The Orlando Sentinel reports:
Joel Greenberg was led into court by U.S. Marshals and appeared in a dark colored jail jumpsuit, shackled at the wrists and ankles and flanked by two attorneys. He spoke succinctly during the hearing, responding with one or two words to questions from a magistrate judge.
In all, Greenberg faced 33 federal charges. But prosecutors will drop the other 27 counts against him. Greenberg also pleaded guilty to identity theft, stalking, wire fraud and conspiracy to bribe a public official. He could be sentenced to at least 12 years in prison.
Read the full article. The plea deal was announced on Friday, prompting Gaetz to joke about allegations he’s done “naughty” things.
Matt Gaetz’s wingman, Joel Greenberg, has just pleaded guilty to six charges, including sex trafficking a minor.
As someone who has been extremely immersed in this case, let me tell you, this is not good news for Matt Gaetz.https://t.co/5Cp2Gbd3Yl
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) May 17, 2021
Greenberg spoke sparingly throughout the 45 minute hearing and with a tone of dejection, responding “yes” and “I do” as the judge read the details of his plea agreement. He wore a dark jumpsuit and had his hands shackled in the front. https://t.co/MKt2Uvm4h7
— Jeremy Herb (@jeremyherb) May 17, 2021
Joel Greenberg doesn’t Gaetz mad…
he Gaetz even. pic.twitter.com/AUpoLyBvsT
— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) May 15, 2021