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Thursday, December 01, 2022

Convicted fraudster Joel Greenberg, who cooperated extensively with prosecutors investigating GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, was sentenced on Thursday to 11 years in prison by a federal judge in Orlando, Florida.

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Former Gaetz Confidant Is Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison
www.nytimes.com

...Mr. Greenberg has told federal authorities that he witnessed Mr. Gaetz have sex with the 17-year-old girl and that she was paid.

In documents filed in connection with Mr. Greenberg's sentencing, the Justice Department said he had "provided truthful and timely information" that led to the charging of at least four other people and "provided substantial assistance on other matters" that the government would address only in a sealed filing....



#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-01 03:03 PM | Reply

"The Company you Keep"

- - jeffyjbelbery, as a way to attack OBAMA knowing Rev Wright

#2 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2022-12-01 03:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"guilty to underage sex-trafficking"

Oh good so they'll be old enough to turn out as adults when he gets out.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-12-01 04:31 PM | Reply

Don't worry. Florida Republicans are doing everything the can to prevent statutory rape in Florida.

By making sure teachers don't hang rainbows in kindergarten classrooms, Matt Gaetz will never be able to sex traffic your daughters, ever again!

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2022-12-01 04:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Greenberg's lawyer is miffed and mystified that Gaetz hasn't been prosecuted:

NEW: Greeneberg's lawyer tells @DeadlineWH there are "a lot more witnesses (to the sex trafficking a minor for Gaetz) than Greenberg and the minor."

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#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2022-12-01 04:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It appears most of you missed this news on Gaetz. The DOJ dropped their probe on him.

www.cnbc.com

#6 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2022-12-01 11:41 PM | Reply

It appears most of you missed this news on Gaetz.

Ok Columbo, how did you come to that conclusion?

#7 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-12-02 12:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sad days for Bluewhiffles.

All his friends and associates going to jail.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2022-12-02 12:17 AM | Reply

Redial, because the article from CNBC back in September literally says the DOJ dropped their probe of him regarding this matter. Reading comprehension helps (so does clicking the link).

#9 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2022-12-02 10:06 AM | Reply

gaetz's treatment so far strikes me as a sad statement of the reality of unequal treatment under the law. If he skates, without so much as an indictement, it will be an even greater travesty. gaetz isn't even rich (as in the Sacklers) or famous (by any stretch of the imagination).

#10 | Posted by lduvall at 2022-12-02 10:32 AM | Reply

@#9 ... the article from CNBC back in September literally says the DOJ dropped their probe of him regarding this matter ...

From the CNBC article...

... Federal prosecutors have recommended not to bring charges against Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz as part of a sex trafficking investigation, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

The prosecutors said they made that decision in part because of credibility questions with two central witnesses, those people told the Post.

The reported recommendation means the Department of Justice is unlikely to charge Gaetz, 40, with a crime as a result of the probe. ...


The article does not literally say the DOJ dropped their probe of him, it does literally say the prosecutors have recommended not to bring charges against Rep Gaetz.

... Reading comprehension helps ...

Yes, it does.

Maybe your current alias should try it some time...


#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-02 10:32 AM | Reply

What the hell do you think that means Lamplighter? It means your pipe dream of him being charged for something he didn't do ISN'T happening.

#12 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2022-12-02 10:41 AM | Reply

"something he didn't do"

Facts not in evidence.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-12-02 10:51 AM | Reply

@#13 ... What the hell do you think that means Lamplighter? ...

When you use the phrase "literally says," it is not about what it means, it is about what, exactly, it says.

Your interpretation of what it means is different from what it literally says.

What it literally says is that the prosecutors have recommended not to bring charges forward because one of the two witnesses may not be credible, and the other is Mr Greenberg.

What I think it means...

So far, the DoJ has not said anything about their decision, but if this report about the prosecutors' recommendation is correct, then I think the DoJ will not proceed with the charges.


#14 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-02 10:53 AM | Reply

"gaetz's treatment so far strikes me as a sad statement of the reality of unequal treatment under the law."

It does, but you'll never get conservatives to agree to providing the poor with the same tools that the rich have in court. That tool being the money to pay the lawyers.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-12-02 10:57 AM | Reply

Redial, because the article from CNBC back in September literally says the DOJ dropped their probe of him regarding this matter.

Um, this thread isn't about Gaetz.

#16 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-12-02 11:35 AM | Reply

Redial, go reread Gal Tuesday's comment. My initial reply was in reference to her claim that this guy was trafficking for Gaetz and again that has been proven incorrect.

#17 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2022-12-02 12:30 PM | Reply

Redial, go reread Gal Tuesday's comment.

The one that says Gaetz hasn't been prosecuted?

#18 | Posted by REDIAL at 2022-12-02 12:41 PM | Reply

What the hell do you think that means Lamplighter? It means your pipe dream of him being charged for something he didn't do ISN'T happening.

#12 | Posted by Bluewaffles

Why was he asking for pardons for something he didn't do?

A pardon is an admission of guilt.

Your party was supposed to be the warriors against pedophiles and groomers. Why aren't you attacking this groomer who drugged, paid, and screwed a 17 year old girl?

#19 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-12-02 12:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Speaksoftly, show me proof that's what happened and I'll gladly disown him.

#20 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2022-12-02 01:08 PM | Reply

^ specifically referring to your last sentence.

#21 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2022-12-02 01:08 PM | Reply

Speaksoftly, show me proof that's what happened and I'll gladly disown him.

#20 | Posted by Bluewaffles

His pardon request is proof that he committed a crime. What crimes are you willing to overlook due to him being a fellow cult member of yours? Attempting to overthrow democracy, or just drugging and paying a child for sex?

#22 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-12-02 01:11 PM | Reply

Show me proof where he "drugged and raped a child." The problem is you can't and even the Justice Department agrees with the fact it didn't happen.

#23 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2022-12-02 01:12 PM | Reply

Show me proof where he "drugged and raped a child." The problem is you can't and even the Justice Department agrees with the fact it didn't happen.

#23 | Posted by Bluewaffles

His wingman Joel Greenberg was an eye witness and testified to it under oath.

Why do YOU think gaetz was asking for pardons?

#24 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-12-02 01:25 PM | Reply

Again ... Show me again where it's been proven that he drugged and raped an underaged girl and I will gladly disown him.

#25 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2022-12-02 01:38 PM | Reply

Again ... Show me again where it's been proven that he drugged and raped an underaged girl and I will gladly disown him.

#25 | Posted by Bluewaffles

Um that's what sworn testimony is stupid.

Again, why was he asking for pardons? You think it was for the coup, the rape, or both?

#26 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-12-02 01:46 PM | Reply

@#26 ... why was he asking for pardons? ...

Consciousness of guilt?


The problem that the prosecutors seem to say they have is that the witnesses were not solid enough for then to be sure enough of a conviction.


#27 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-02 01:54 PM | Reply

Luftwaffles loves him some pedo Republicants.

#28 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-12-02 06:45 PM | Reply

Legally if we're going off of accusations alone ... You voted for a man who showered religiously with his prepubescent daughter. The difference between Gaetz and Biden is that only one person has the victim admitting it happened.

#29 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2022-12-02 07:02 PM | Reply

If you'd like me to post a link to Ashley Biden's diary detailing just as much let me know.

#30 | Posted by Bluewaffles at 2022-12-02 07:03 PM | Reply

---- off Russian stooge.

#31 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-12-02 08:14 PM | Reply

Legally if we're going off of accusations alone ... You voted for a man who showered religiously with his prepubescent daughter. The difference between Gaetz and Biden is that only one person has the victim admitting it happened.

#29 | Posted by Bluewaffles

Oh wow like millions of american families? Keep trying. I'll let you know when you find something equivalent to ATTEMPTED FASCIST COUP.

#32 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-12-02 08:50 PM | Reply

If you'd like me to post a link to Ashley Biden's diary detailing just as much let me know.

#30 | Posted by Bluewaffles

Oh that's right, I'd forgotten that your psychotic cult had broken into the presidents family's house and stolen his daughter's diary. Thanks for the reminder.

#33 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-12-02 08:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

@#31

My guess is that #29 and #30 will be along the lines of the investigations the House Republicans will be trying to perform.

The pure lack of investigative skills of Republicans seems astonishing.

I mean, aside from the Benghazi fiasco, what percentage of the election fraud cases did Republicans win for the 2020 election? Has it gone above zero yet?



#34 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-02 08:56 PM | Reply

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