In one more unpromising flip for Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), ABC News reported Thursday that his former wingman Joel Greenberg has been offering in depth data to federal authorities as he cooperates with the sprawling investigation of the Florida lawmaker.
Greenberg, a former Seminole County tax collector, has handed over “years of Venmo and Cash App transactions and thousands of photos and videos,” in addition to entry to private social media accounts, ABC reported, citing a number of nameless sources.
These supplies might probably implicate Gaetz, who’s on the heart of an investigation of allegations of kid intercourse trafficking, bribery and obstruction of justice. Gaetz has denied the allegations and insisted he by no means paid for intercourse.
Gaetz was allegedly amongst a gaggle of males in a suspected cash-for-sex community led by Greenberg, who pleaded responsible in May to a number of federal crimes, together with intercourse trafficking of a minor. Greenberg, who had been buddies with Gaetz for at the very least a number of years, reportedly agreed to cooperate with prosecutors earlier this yr as a part of the continued investigations.
Private message exchanges from September 2018 that had been considered by ABC News reportedly present Greenberg texting a lady he met on-line. In the Google Voice textual content trade, he reportedly mentioned fee choices and requested her if she took leisure medication, then organized a gathering with himself, Gaetz, the lady and a good friend of hers.
A spokesperson for Gaetz, Harlan Hill, informed ABC News that “not one woman has come forward to accuse Rep. Gaetz of wrongdoing.”
“That others might invite people unbeknownst to a U.S. Congressman to functions he may or may not attend is the everyday life of a political figure. Your story references people the congressman doesn’t know, things he hasn’t done and messages he neither sent nor received,” Hill mentioned.
Read the report at ABC News.
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