Monday, May 17, 2021
A Florida politician considered key to the investigation of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) formally pleaded guilty Monday to sex trafficking of a minor and a host of other crimes, agreeing to cooperate fully with prosecutors and testify in court in hopes of leniency for himself," the Washington Post reports. "Appearing in court Monday, Joel Greenberg, a former tax collector for Seminole County, Fla., repeatedly said, I do' in response to questions from the judge, affirming what he had already admitted in a written plea agreement made public last week. His plea and deal to cooperate is a potentially ominous sign for Gaetz, as it signals prosecutors have lined up a critical witness as they continue to investigate the congressman.
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