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Florida man Stephen Alford, reportedly involved in Gaetz family extortion plot, charged in $25 million scheme

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) walks out of the committee room during a hearing with the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information System in the Rayburn House Office Building on May 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. Anna......

In Iowa, Gaetz and Greene Pick Up Where Trump Left Off

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Their words support Mr. Trump’s core policies: cutting immigration, attacking liberal messaging on race and policing, targeting big tech companies. But Brian Robinson, a Republican strategist from Georgia, said there was a big difference between someone who excites activists and someone who has Mr. Trump’s universal name recognition and business-friendly......

Rachel Uchitel Sues Seeking Arrangement for Non-Payment Over Matt Gaetz Scandal

Rachel Uchitel says Seeking Arrangement dropped her like a bad habit as spokesperson for the dating site in the wake of the Matt Gatez scandal … so she claims in a new lawsuit. Tiger Woods‘ ex-mistress filed legal docs claiming Seeking Arrangement terminated her contract as the company’s mouthpiece just......

Matt Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg asks for 90-day sentencing delay due to cooperation with prosecutors

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg talks to the Orlando Sentinel during an interview at his office in Lake Mary, Fla. Greenberg has been charged with trafficking a minor, stalking a political opponent, producing fake IDs, identity theft, embezzlement and......

Gaetz pushes Biden to defend sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson after marijuana suspension

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Biden is out of step with his own party on marijuana policy. Polling shows a strong majority of Americans favor legalization, but Biden has resisted such calls and his administration has refused to reschedule the drug, which the federal government......

Gaetz invites Britney Spears to testify before Congress

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Rumors about Spears’ discontent with her conservatorship spread for years online and trended with the #FreeBritney hashtag. But last week, Spears spoke directly about the issue herself in court, describing her conservatorship as “abusive.” Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, has been......

Rep. Matt Gaetz under investigation for potential obstruction of justice in sex probe

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Representative Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, listens during a markup on H.R. 7120, the “Justice in Policing Act of 2020,” on June 17, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Erin Scott | Getty Images Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Rep. Matt......

Feds investigating obstruction as part of Gaetz probe, sources say

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here According to two people familiar with the matter, federal investigators’ concerns over efforts to obstruct the probe date back to at least last fall, when the examination of the Florida Republican was not yet public knowledge. One of the......

Federal prosecutors looking into whether Gaetz obstructed justice

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The witness later spoke with prosecutors, the sources said. Gaetz has denied all wrongdoing, including obstructing justice or having sex with the trafficked 17-year-old, who was a friend of both Gaetz’s ex-girlfriend and the witness prosecutors interviewed. The obstruction probe......

Rep. Matt Gaetz friend Joel Greenberg pleads guilty in sex case, agrees to cooperate with federal authorities

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Attorney Fritz Scheller and Joel Greenberg appears during a hearing of Greenberg, a former tax collector in Florida’s Seminole County who is central to the federal investigation of Republican U.S. Representative Matt Gaetz, at the federal court in Orlando, Florida,......

Joel Greenberg, the former confidant of Matt Gaetz, pleaded guilty to a range of crimes.

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Joel Greenberg, the former confidant of Representative Matt Gaetz, pleaded guilty on Monday in federal court in Orlando to a range of charges, including sex trafficking a minor, as part of a plea deal that will require him to help in other Justice Department investigations. “Are you pleading guilty to......

Gaetz associate pleads guilty to 6 federal crimes, including sex trafficking a teen

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here A spokesperson for Gaetz did not immediately respond for comment. The Republican lawmaker previously had said that it’s Greenberg who has admitted to the crime, is trying to escape a lengthy prison sentence and has also pleaded guilty to falsely......

Former Gaetz associate strikes deal to plead guilty and cooperate with prosecutors

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joel Greenberg, a former Seminole County, Florida, tax commissioner, had faced decades in prison on 33 federal counts that ranged from identity theft to sex trafficking of a minor, as well as fraud and bribery allegations. The Greenberg plea......

Former Gaetz Confidant Agrees to Plead Guilty and Cooperate

New York Times
Defense lawyers often attack the credibility of such cooperators when the government uses them as witnesses at trials, sometimes arguing that they are simply testifying to what the government wants in exchange for leniency. Mr. Greenberg, 37, is facing 12 years in prison. But if his cooperation results in the......

Rep. Matt Gaetz friend Joel Greenberg will plead guilty in case that led to sex traffic probe, court records indicate

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg talks to the Orlando Sentinel during an interview at his office in Lake Mary, Fla. Greenberg has been charged with trafficking a minor, stalking a political opponent, producing fake IDs, identity theft, embezzlement and......

‘America First isn’t going away’: Gaetz and Greene strike defiant tone at tour kickoff

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The tour comes as the Republican Party is attempting to define its future post-Donald Trump, and so far, those aligning themselves with the former president are winning out. Republicans like Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who have been critical of Trump, have......

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