Matt Gaetz Likely Won’t Be Charged Over Allegations Involving Minors
(TheRedWire.com) – The Department of Justice initially charged former Seminole County, Florida, tax collector Joel Greenberg for lying and smearing a political opponent in 2020. As they dug deeper, they found he was allegedly involved in numerous schemes and pleaded guilty to six crimes. Among them was the sex trafficking of a child. A friend of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), the prosecutors questioned if Greenberg paid women for sexual acts with the Florida politician, including a 17-year-old girl. An unnamed source recently told the Washington Post Gaetz is unlikely to face criminal charges.
The report said the DOJ would likely find it difficult to secure a conviction against the GOP lawmaker due to credibility challenges involving the two key people in the case. Greenberg’s testimony concerned prosecutors after he admitted he falsely accused his political opponent, a schoolteacher, of eerily similar allegations to those he made against Gaetz.
"The prosecutors said that securing a conviction in the case would be unlikely, in part because two central witnesses in the case have questionable credibility."https://t.co/rd2tGi7iBY
— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) September 24, 2022
Second, the Republican’s ex-girlfriend may also have problems. Reportedly, she was with Gaetz and several other women, including the 17-year-old, who was 18 by that time. Those familiar with the case say the woman’s testimony also may not sit well with the jury. On Monday, September 26, Gaetz retweeted a New York Times columnist who insinuated the DOJ was convicting the Republican in the court of public opinion about a crime Americans believe is vile.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) September 26, 2022
The politician has maintained his innocence throughout the ordeal.
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