Buzz: Gaetz arrest imminent

A source shared yesterday afternoon that Congressman Matt Gaetz’s arrest may happen this weekend – “hearing that his attorneys are trying to negotiate so that he can turn himself in and does not have to get perp walked.”

Later on Friday, the Daily Mail published that former Seminole County tax collector, Joel Greenberg “has been singing to the feds.” The website also reported an arrest is imminent.

The New York Times last Tuesday broke the news that threes sources shared the Florida panhandle Congressman was under investigation by the Department of Justice over whether he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and paid for her to travel with him and violated federal sex trafficking laws in doing so.

Greenberg has been removed from office and charged with sex trafficking among a litany of other crimes. The 17-year-old girl in the Gaetz’s investigation is reportedly the same victim that has accused Greenberg of sex trafficking.

Greenberg’s indictment states he used his access as an elected official to look up information about a girl between the ages of 14 and 17 in a state database, in order “to produce a false identification document and to facilitate his efforts to engage in commercial sex acts.”

Yesterday, the Orlando Sentinel reported that a tax collector employee recalled seeing Greenberg and another man on security camera footage in the office after hours at least once several years ago.  The newspaper has another source that remembered watching the video and getting a text from Greenberg at that time because a late night visit had triggered an alarm.

Sentinel viewed a series of text messages, on of which was Greenberg reply:  “showing congressman Gaetz what our operation looked like.”

Greenberg has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against him.

 

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3 thoughts on “Buzz: Gaetz arrest imminent

  1. I really hope to see the perp walk.
    Kim C makes excellent connections between some miscreant politicians that plague Florida. That black eye of Alex Andrade’s will never truly go away by his association with the worst of the worst. He seems to only side with racists and child predators, which makes one wonder just how far down the rabbit hole he’s gotten himself. Guilty by association in my book.

  2. Is it just me, or does anyone else find it odd that Alex Andrade was the only one willing to be interviewed to show his support for Matt Gaetz? Does Alex condone Matt’s actions, or is he just blindly supporting him? Either way, it makes me question his own character, integrity, and his competence to make sound decisions for his constituents.

    7 days ago Alex Andrade was at the Brass Tap in Tallahassee with Matt Gaetz, and Anthony Sabatini, singing karaoke. The same college hangout where Alex allegedly was in a fight recently attempting to defend Sabatini, and got a black eye because of it. Sabatini and Gaetz were VERY close friends with Joel Greenberg before his arrest. Representative Alex Andrade has aligned himself with the absolute worst politicians, which has become a big red flag. Birds of a feather?

    This is an old article about Joel Greenberg and Anthony Sabatini that sheds a little light on their trashy political style.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ne-lauren-ritchie-vulgar-elected-officials-20190222-story.html%3foutputType=amp

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