The Associated Press reports:
When Rep. Matt Gaetz vacationed in the Bahamas in 2018, he was joined by a doctor who donated to his campaign and a former colleague in the Florida Legislature.
The Republican congressman, Dr. Jason Pirozzolo and Halsey Beshears were united in their enjoyment of politics, fancy travel and the company of beautiful women. They also had another mutual interest: Florida’s $1.2 billion medical marijuana industry.
The Bahamas trip is a central element of a federal investigation surrounding Gaetz that has suddenly endangered his political career. What began as an inquiry into sex trafficking and whether Gaetz paid women and an underage girl in exchange for sex has grown into a larger review of public corruption.
Read the full article. Within, you’ll learn how Gaetz, as a Florida state rep, helped fix it so that Beshears’ family nursery was one of only three firms that qualified for a license to cultivate marijuana.
There’s always an aviation angle. “With recommendations from Gaetz and Beshears in 2018, (Orlando hand surgeon and pilot) Pirozzolo was appointed by the current governor, Republican Ron DeSantis, to serve on a board that runs Orlando International Airport.”https://t.co/LKt9GD3Y3x
— David Koenig (@airlinewriter) May 1, 2021
Rep. Matt Gaetz helped pave the way for medical marijuana in Florida, but his ties to the industry could be a potential legal threat. https://t.co/qsLpP9W1h4
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) May 1, 2021