Prosecutors Examine Possible Payments for Sex in Gaetz Probe

Federal prosecutors are examining whether Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz and a political ally who is facing sex trafficking allegations may have paid underage girls or offered them gifts in exchange for sex.

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This Feb. 26, 2021 photo shows U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz -R-Florida, speaking at CPAC at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Fla. Gaetz, a prominent conservative in Congress and a close ally of former President Donald Trump, said Tuesday, March 30, he is being investigated by the Justice Department over a former relationship but denied any criminal wrongdoing. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are examining whether Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz and a political ally who is facing sex trafficking allegations may have paid underage girls or offered them gifts in exchange for sex, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Friday. The scrutiny of Gaetz stemmed from the Justice Department’s probe into the political ally, Joel Greenberg, the people said. Greenberg, a former Florida tax collector, was indicted last…

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