Gaetz ‘wingman’ granted another postponement

Greenberg’s attorney, Fritz Scheller, had said Greenberg was cooperating with federal prosecutors in Florida and Washington — a reference to the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Unit, which is tasked with prosecuting and investigating public corruption. on the Republican congressman.

Greenberg, known as Gaetz’s ‘wingman’, was formerly a tax collector for Seminole County, Florida, before pleading guilty to multiple counts including sex trafficking of a minor and fraud . In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dropped more than 20 charges.

Greenberg was a close associate of Gaetz and several other men who were named in a federal grand jury subpoena in December 2020, including Gaetz and Florida collectibles dealer Joe Ellicott. Ellicott pleaded guilty in federal court last week to drug and fraud charges and is cooperating with federal authorities.

Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Gaetz obstructed justice and had sex with a 17-year-old and paid her off in 2017. Gaetz has not been charged with any crime and has repeatedly denied occasions any wrongdoing.

The case has dragged on for over a year, but has recently seen increased activity. Besides Ellicott pleading guilty and Greenberg’s delayed sentencing, one of Gaetz’s ex-girlfriends testified before the federal grand jury in Orlando that was convened to investigate Gaetz, according to NBC News.


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