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Gaetz associate pleads guilty to six federal crimes, including sex trafficking of teen

He pleaded guilty to the sex trafficking of a 17-year-old.

Updated: May 17, 2021 - 11:20am

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An associate of Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz and a key figure into the federal probe against him pleaded guilty Monday to multiple crimes, including sex trafficking of a 17-year-old, according to news reports.

The associate, Joel Greenberg, a former Florida tax collector, pleaded guilty to six federal counts in a case that sparked a federal investigation into Gaetz. The congressman has denied any wrongdoing.

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