Gaetz Associate Pleads Guilty: Latest Odds on the Congressman

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Jagajeet Chiba
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Oddsmakers at BetOnline have Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz at 50% to get convicted on sex trafficking charges.  That could change with one of his associates now cooperating with federal authorities in the investigation.


Joel Greenberg will appear Monday in federal court in Orlando, Florida, for a change of plea hearing, according to court documents. He had been working for weeks toward a deal with federal prosecutors who are investigating sex trafficking and public corruption allegations.

The plea potentially escalates the legal and political jeopardy the Florida congressman is facing and signals that Greenberg could potentially serve as a witness in the Justice Department’s investigation into Gaetz.

Federal prosecutors are examining whether Gaetz and Greenberg paid underage girls or offered them gifts in exchange for sex, according to people familiar with the matter.

Greenberg was charged in August with sex trafficking a girl between ages 14 and 17 and using a state database to look up information about the girl and other people with whom he was engaged in “sugar daddy” relationships, according to the indictment.

Gaetz reportedly had sex with a 17-year-old girl but has denied the allegations.

- Jagajeet Chiba,

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