Gaetz Faces House Ethics Probe; Federal Investigation Widens

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, who has vehemently denied any wrongdoing, has retained two prominent New York attorneys while facing a Justice Department investigation into sex trafficking allegations involving underage girls.

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Congressman Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks at a "Women for American First" event Friday, April 9, 2021, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz as federal prosecutors probing sex trafficking allegations against him are also scrutinizing the actions of some of his political allies and fellow Florida Republicans as part of a broader public corruption inquiry. Federal agents have, in recent months, been examining Gaetz’s connections to several other influential Florida political figures. They include Florida state senator Jason Brodeur; Halsey Beshears, the state’s…

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