Federal Court Approves Plea Deal For Gaetz Crony

The Orlando Sentinel reports:

Joel Greenberg, the former Seminole County tax collector who recently pleaded guilty to six federal charges — including sex trafficking of a child — is now set to face sentencing Aug. 19, records show. In a pair of orders filed Thursday, U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell also formally accepted Greenberg’s guilty pleas, which he made after striking a plea agreement with prosecutors last month.

The deal requires Greenberg to cooperate with authorities in the sprawling investigation, which has reportedly taken aim at U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a former friend and ally. Greenberg could face at least 12 years in prison — the statutory minimum for his offenses — though prosecutors have indicated they will recommend a lesser sentence if Greenberg provides substantial assistance.

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