Tag Archives: sex trafficking

Catholic Priest Gets Life For Child Porn, Sex Trafficking

From the Department of Justice: Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan announced that Robert D. McWilliams, 41, of Strongsville, Ohio, was sentenced today by Judge Sara Lioi to life in prison. McWilliams, a Northeast Ohio-area Catholic Priest at the time of the offense conduct, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of sex trafficking of a minor, three counts of sexual …

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DOJ Adds Two Prosecutors To Gaetz Trafficking Probe

The New York Times reports: The Justice Department has added two top prosecutors from Washington to the child sex trafficking investigation of Representative Matt Gaetz, according to two people briefed on the matter, a sign of the complex and high-stakes nature of the inquiry into Mr. Gaetz. The prosecutors — one a public corruption investigator with an expertise in child …

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Gaetz Crony Seeks Sentencing Delay: More Dirt To Spill

The Orlando Sentinel reports: Joel Greenberg, the former Seminole County tax collector who pleaded guilty to six federal crimes in May, has asked a judge to delay his sentencing until March 2022 as he continues to cooperate with federal authorities. Greenberg is currently slated to be sentenced Nov. 18. But in a newly filed motion, his attorney Fritz Scheller said …

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Singer R. Kelly Guilty On All Counts Of Sex Trafficking

New York City’s CBS News affiliate reports: R. Kelly has been found guilty on all counts following a trial in New York City. He faced nine charges including racketeering and eight violations of the Mann Act involving two women. The Mann Act makes it illegal to transport anyone across state lines for any immoral purpose. Jurors began deliberations last Friday …

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Matt Gaetz Marries In Surprise California Ceremony

Vanity Fair reports: Coming off a sweep through the Midwest that included stops at the Iowa State Fair and a rally in Des Moines with Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, Matt Gaetz got married. In a quiet ceremony on Catalina Island off the coast of California, Gaetz and Ginger Luckey tied the knot. For a guy who craves the spotlight, the …

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MN GOP Chair Resigns Amid Sex Trafficking Scandal

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports: Minnesota Republican leaders forced Jennifer Carnahan out as head of the state party on Thursday, turning a page on a scandal that threatened to consume GOP politics ahead of a pivotal election year. Carnahan leaves as chair of the party amid allegations that she created a toxic workplace environment, one that blurred personal and professional lines, …

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Minnesota Republicans Demand Resignation Of State Party Chair Over Top Donor’s Sex Trafficking Charges

Minnesota Public Radio reports: Republican Party of Minnesota Chair Jennifer Carnahan [photo] faced growing calls to resign this weekend, in the wake of a major GOP donor and activist being indicted on sex trafficking charges. More than a half-dozen GOP state legislators have publicly called on Carnahan to step down after news of Thursday’s indictment of Anton “Tony” Lazzaro. Multiple …

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Woman Busted In GOP Strategist’s Sex Trafficking Case

The Daily Beast reports: Law enforcement in Florida has arrested Gisela Castro Medina, a 19-year-old accused of helping a wealthy, young Republican strategist in Minnesota prey on girls and recruit them for paid sex. She faces the same criminal charges as her alleged pal, GOP operative Anton Lazzaro: sex trafficking of a minor, attempt to commit sex trafficking, and obstruction …

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GOP Strategist Charged With Sex Trafficking Of Minors

The Daily Beast reports: Anton Lazzaro, a young Republican strategist and former congressional campaign manager in Minnesota, was arrested on underage sex trafficking charges Thursday morning, according to federal law enforcement. Lazzaro, an occasional Fox News guest who flaunted his wealthy lifestyle on social media, was indicted on five counts of sex trafficking of a minor, one count of attempting …

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NC State Rep Wants To Ban Child Marriage But Other Reps Won’t Back His Bill Because They Married Minors

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: North Carolina and Alaska are the only two states that allow 14-year-olds to marry. Some North Carolina lawmakers want to stop this from happening and have said that allowing minors to marry has made the state a destination for child trafficking. Sen. Danny Britt, a Lumberton Republican, said his colleagues have told him they …

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Gaetz: I’ve Got The Florida Variant, It Affects The Brain

“Trump won! You’ve had all the experts say look out for the delta variant or the lambda variant, well next it’ll be the Chi Omega variant or the Pi Kappa Psi variant. I got the Florida variant. I got the freedom variant. It affects the brain. It gets you to think for yourself where you don’t just surrender to the …

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Sugar Daddy Site Claims Gaetz Never Had Account

Politico reports: A sugar daddy website linked to the sex-trafficking investigation of Matt Gaetz publicly weighed in on the scandal, saying the lawmaker has never been registered on the site in search of young women. The unusual move by the web site SeekingArrangement puts some distance between Gaetz and the accusation against him. The site had been caught up in …

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Gaetz Cuts Off Reporter Asking If He’s Been Vaccinated: Instead “We Should Be Talking About Freeing Britney”

CNN reports: Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida told CNN “that’s very nosy of you,” when CNN started asking about his vaccination status, but the congressman cut off the question before it got to whether or not he was vaccinated. “I think we should be talking more about freeing Britney,” he added. Rep. Andrew Clyde, a Republican from Georgia, told …

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Gaetz Hires Jeffrey Epstein’s Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Insider reports: Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz’s congressional campaign paid $25,000 in June for “legal consulting” fees to a Manhattan criminal defense attorney, new campaign finance records show. Gaetz’s latest filing shows that he paid the sum to attorney Marc Fernich, who lists among his “notable clients” the accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El …

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Matt Gaetz Outraged That FBI Encourages “Snitching”

“Back during the worst days of the Soviet Union, one out of every three of the folks in that country was providing some sort of information to a centralized governing authority. “Snitching really is a tool of the repressive security state, and we don’t want that to happen in our country. “This is an effort to identify people based on …

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Gaetz Crony: Don’t Lock Me Up Yet, I Have More Dirt

Talking Points Memo reports: Former Florida tax collector Joel Greenberg, who has pleaded guilty to sex trafficking in connection to the federal investigation into Gaetz, filed a motion on Tuesday to delay his sentencing hearing to give him more time to cooperate with prosecutors. Greenberg’s attorney argued that his client’s cooperation, which “could impact his ultimate sentence” in the case, …

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Gaetz Claims He’ll Nominate Trump To Be Speaker After Sending Pelosi “Back To The Filth Of San Francisco”

Newsweek reports: Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz has vowed to nominate former President Donald Trump to be the next Speaker of the House. “After the next election cycle when we take back the House of Representatives, when we send Nancy Pelosi back to the filth of San Francisco, my commitment to you is that my vote for Speaker of the U.S. …

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Gaetz Tweets And Immediately Deletes Call To Defund The FBI (Which Is Investigating Him For Sex Trafficking)

Vice News reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz tweeted Wednesday that Democrats should defund the FBI, the same agency investigating whether the Florida congressman participated in sex trafficking. “If Democrats want to defund the police, they should start with the FBI,” Gaetz wrote, before deleting it almost immediately. The post was only up for one minute, according to ProPublica’s Politiwoops, which tracks …

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REPORT: Gaetz Has Been “Excommunicated” By Fox

The Insider reports: In March, Gaetz appeared on Fox shows at least 19 times, according to an Insider review of Fox News clips, including those the congressman posted to his YouTube channel. In April, May, and so far in June? Not once. Gaetz has been ‘excommunicated within the Fox News circles,’ said a former Gaetz staffer who spoke to Insider …

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Matt Gaetz Floats Presidential Bid If Trump Doesn’t Run

The New York Post reports: “I support Donald Trump for president. I’ve directly encouraged him to run and he gives me every indication he will,” the Florida Republican texted The Post Wednesday. “If Trump doesn’t run, I’m sure I could defeat whatever remains of Joe Biden by 2024.” Gaetz, who said he hasn’t formally launched an exploratory committee, is facing …

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