Gaetz Associate Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking Charges
Federal prosecutors are examining whether Rep. Matt Gaetz and Joel Greenberg paid underage girls or offered them gifts in exchange for sex, according to two people familiar with the matter.
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida politician who emerged as a central figure in the Justice Department’s sex trafficking investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz pleaded guilty Monday to six federal charges and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors as part of a plea deal. Joel Greenberg, a longtime associate of Gaetz, appeared in federal court in Orlando. He pleaded guilty to six of the nearly three dozen charges he faced, including sex trafficking of a minor,…