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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostApr-1 9:44 AM 
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NBC News: A sex trafficking investigation of Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., began with an inquiry into an associate of his who's awaiting trial on trafficking, stalking and identity fraud charges.

The associate, Joel Micah Greenberg — who Gaetz once suggested should run for Congress in Florida — was charged with additional counts Wednesday stemming from his three years as an elected county tax official.

"Greenberg used his position as Seminole County Tax Collector to engage in, and facilitate, the commission of federal offenses, including sex trafficking of a child, illegally obtaining personal information from a motor vehicle record ... illegally producing identification and false identification documents, aggravated identity theft, wire fraud and money laundering," federal prosecutors said in the newly unsealed third superseding indictment.

Greenberg has pleaded not guilty to the trafficking, stalking and identity fraud charges, and he is scheduled to be arraigned on the wire fraud and money laundering charges next week.

"Right now we're preparing for the upcoming trial date in June. Joel maintains his innocence and has previously pleaded not guilty," said Fritz Scheller, Greenberg's attorney.

Law enforcement officials confirmed to NBC News that the investigation of Gaetz, who has not been charged, originated from the investigation of Greenberg, which has taken numerous turns since he was arrested in June over allegations that he slimed a rival candidate for tax collector.

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From: Black Cat (NYTSHADE) DelphiPlus Member IconApr-1 12:29 PM 
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Wonder what Q has to say about all this...


From: David (DAVEBUTLER) DelphiPlus Member IconApr-1 5:05 PM 
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"It's a Pelosi smear."



From: Black Cat (NYTSHADE) DelphiPlus Member IconApr-1 9:03 PM 
To: David (DAVEBUTLER) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 20) 
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Gaetz Showed Videos of Nude Girlfriends to Lawmakers

“Rep. Matt Gaetz, the Florida Republican being investigated by the Justice Department over sex trafficking allegations, made a name for himself when he arrived on Capitol Hill as a conservative firebrand on TV and staunch defender of then-President Donald Trump. Behind the scenes, Gaetz gained a reputation in Congress over his relationships with women and bragging about his sexual escapades to his colleagues,” CNN reports.

“Gaetz allegedly showed off to other lawmakers photos and videos of nude women he said he had slept with, including while on the House floor.”


From: David (DAVEBUTLER) DelphiPlus Member IconApr-1 9:42 PM 
To: Black Cat (NYTSHADE) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 20) 
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Today's GOP, everybody.


From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostApr-1 11:30 PM 
To: Black Cat (NYTSHADE) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 20) 
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he used Cash App & Apple Pay. bwahahaha. NY Times checking receipts. Sorry, Matt, this isn't an April Fool's joke

NY Times: April 1, 2021 Updated 10:19 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON — A Justice Department investigation into Representative Matt Gaetz and an indicted Florida politician is focusing on their involvement with multiple women who were recruited online for sex and received cash payments, according to people close to the investigation and text messages and payment receipts reviewed by The New York Times.

Investigators believe Joel Greenberg, the former tax collector in Seminole County, Fla., who was indicted last year on a federal sex trafficking charge and other crimes, initially met the women through websites that connect people who go on dates in exchange for gifts, fine dining, travel and allowances, according to three people with knowledge of the encounters. Mr. Greenberg introduced the women to Mr. Gaetz, who also had sex with them, the people said.

One of the women who had sex with both men also agreed to have sex with an unidentified associate of theirs in Florida Republican politics, according to a person familiar with the arrangement. Mr. Greenberg had initially contacted her online and introduced her to Mr. Gaetz, the person said. Mr. Gaetz denied ever paying a woman for sex.

The Justice Department inquiry is also examining whether Mr. Gaetz had sex with a 17-year-old girl and whether she received anything of material value, according to four people familiar with the investigation. The sex trafficking count against Mr. Greenberg involved the same girl, according to two people briefed on the investigation.


From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostApr-2 9:43 AM 
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there is some speculation that Dick Cheney called in some favors and maybe got some info leaked as revenge for Gaetz attacks on his daughter

Just speculation, but I wouldn't cross Dick Cheney

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From: BlueManDudeApr-2 10:14 AM 
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Speculation... Bill Barr & Dick Cheney are old friends, they both served in G.H.W. Bush's cabinet.


From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostApr-2 12:19 PM 
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Matt Gaetz Spokesman just resigned. Expect more to leave the sinking ship 

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From: BlueManDudeApr-2 12:29 PM 
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NBC News first reported on Ball's resignation, citing a person familiar with the matter, who said he left his job out of principle.

Gaetz's office put out a statement after, saying: "The Office of Congressman Matt Gaetz and Luke Ball have agreed that it would be best to part ways. We thank him for his time in our office, and we wish him the best moving forward."

Ball did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

"Matt Gaetz has never paid for sex," his office told The Times on Thursday. "Matt Gaetz refutes all the disgusting allegations completely. Matt Gaetz has never ever been on any such websites whatsoever. Matt Gaetz cherishes the relationships in his past and looks forward to marrying the love of his life."



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