On Monday, a federal judge granted yet another delay in the sentencing of former Seminole County, Florida, tax collector Joel Greenberg as he continues to cooperate with prosecutors investigating possible sexual trafficking by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who allegedly transported underage girls across state lines for the purpose of having sex with them.
ABC News reports:
Federal prosecutors told the judge they needed more time due to the breadth of leads Greenberg has handed over and the “number of lines of investigations” investigators are pursuing.
“This is obviously not a normal situation,” U.S. attorney Roger Handberg told the judge. “Mr. Greenberg is a prolific criminal.”
“Mr. Greenberg was not alone,” Handberg added. “This is an unusual situation with a number of lines of investigation we are pursuing.”
The new sentencing delay agreed to by the judge is four months, meaning Greenberg will remain free until March of next year.
The new delay led former New York State prosecutor Tristan Snell to remark, “There’s something HUGE here.”
Snell posted his thoughts on Twitter, noting:
“Update on Matt Gaetz — his buddy Joel Greenberg has had so much dirt that prosecutors have opened up entire new wings of their case. The investigation into financial crimes now includes help from Secret Service agents. There’s something HUGE here.”
“Did Greenberg have information on Matt Gaetz trying to buy himself a pardon from Donald Trump? Is that why the Secret Service is now involved in the investigation?”
Snell added that he now suspects Greenberg has given information on crimes beyond what the original indictment of Gaetz’s “wingman.”
“Greenberg appears to have given the feds information about crimes totally beyond the scope of the original indictment of Greenberg — so the entire matter has snowballed.
“And if they haven’t indicted Gaetz yet, it may be because the new material also implicates Gaetz.”
Wouldn’t it be interesting if Greenberg is providing information about other top officials in the Sunshine State? Just how high does this sex trafficking investigation go? Only time will tell.