Enjoy Your Weekend, Matt Gaetz: Greenberg Will Plead Guilty On Monday
As Matt Gaetz continues to pretend he did nothing wrong when he allegedly engaged in the sex trafficking of teenage girls he paid off via Venmo, his friend, and business partner-in-crime, Joel Greenberg, is getting ready to plead guilty to federal charges as part of a plea agreement with the feds.
On Thursday, an Orlando federal court scheduled a “change of plea hearing” in Greenberg’s case for Monday, which indicates that he has reached a deal after reportedly working with federal authorities since last year.
Greenberg previously pleaded not guilty when he was arrested in June 2020; he now currently faces a 33-count indictment that has expanded from stalking and identity theft to include charges of stealing from the tax office he once led in Florida. Greenberg will also be charged with the sex trafficking of a minor, a 17-year-old girl who Greenberg claimed in a confession letter had been paid to have sex with him and a number of his associates, including Gaetz.
Greenberg admitted that he “did see the acts occur firsthand and Venmo transactions, Cash App or other payments were made to these girls on behalf of the congressman.” Greenberg also claimed that he and Gaetz had sex with a girl who was then 17 years old.
Joel Greenberg has now pleaded guilty, as long expected.
— Dena Grayson, MD, PhD (@DrDenaGrayson) May 13, 2021
Greenberg’s plea spells big trouble for Gaetz, who’s also currently under investigation for his role in the alleged sex ring, including the trafficking charge. While it’s not clear which specific charges Greenberg will be pleading guilty to, a conviction for sex trafficking is almost guaranteed.
Multiple women have come forward to say Greenberg paid them, and they felt pressured to do drugs and have sex with him. The women said that Greenberg paid them as far back as 2013. In a confession letter Greenberg wrote late last year in a failed attempt to secure a pardon from Donald Trump, he laid out in detail how he had set up paid sex encounters for the Florida Congressman as well as himself.
Drunky, please. The only thing you’ll be “releasing“ is the contents of your bowels into your tighty whities when the FBI finally shows up to arrest you #MattGaetzIsGoingToPrison https://t.co/ixCb01AiNB
— Tara Dublin Is Vaccinated (@taradublinrocks) May 13, 2021
Greenberg will face a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison for the charge of sex trafficking a minor.
!! ALERT: Court schedules *PLEA HEARING* for Monday at 10am in fraud and sex trafficking case of Joel Greenberg, an associate of Rep Matt Gaetz (R-FL) pic.twitter.com/aIB9QjsbHN
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) May 13, 2021
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