Florida Politician Matt Gaetz Transferred Money to Joel Greenberg

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Matt Gaezt, the controversial U.S. representative for Florida’s 1st congressional district since 2017, continues towards a path leading to a penitentiary.

According to sources, Matt Gaetz made a late night transaction to accused sex trafficker Joel Greenberg in May 2018. Upon receipt, Greenberg then transferring the exact same sum to three women, it was reported on Thursday night.

The $900 transaction, via the app Venmo, was reported by Daily Mail. Greenberg transferred $900 in total to three different women – one of whom is now reportedly working as a porn actress.

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Greenberg, currently in jail, is said to be cooperating with prosecutors, in what his lawyer said was bad news for the republican politician Matt Gaetz.

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Matt Gaetz is an American lawyer and Republican politician serving as the U.S. representative for Florida’s 1st congressional district since 2017. From 2010 to 2016, Gaetz represented Florida’s 4th House district in the Florida House of Representatives, which includes most of Okaloosa County.

Joel Greenberg Timeline
May 16, 2016 – According to campaign finance reports, Greenberg self-funds $100,000 into his newly-established tax collector campaign.

Aug. 30, 2016 – Greenberg defeats longtime incumbent Ray Valdez in the Republican primary. Much of Greenberg’s campaign is self-funded and he runs on the promises of destroying corruption inside the Seminole County government.

May – Nov. 2017 – While Greenberg is learning the ropes of his newly elected office, federal authorities allege Greenberg engaged in “commercial sex acts” with a minor older than 14 but younger than 18. They say he allegedly used the state’s driver’s license system (D.A.V.I.D.) to obtain the photograph and license number of the minor victim for sex trafficking purposes. (Ct 2, 4 of 3rd superseding indictment)

According to the indictment, Greenberg used customers’ discarded licenses at the tax office to make the fake licenses, which were done to facilitate commercial sex acts. Greenberg searched DAVID records for individuals with whom he was engaged in “sugar daddy” relationships.

June 29, 2017 – Greenberg announces his employees can now openly carry guns. In an interview with News 6, he said the move is to save taxpayers $350,000 on security hired to accompany deputy tax collectors while they are on the job. “The main purpose of this is to provide security for our employees and customers and to safeguard the assets of the county,” Greenberg told News 6. “I hope we never have to. I pray we never have to, but I’d rather have it and not need it.”

July 8 – 10, 2017 – Shortly thereafter, Greenberg and an advisor head down to Miami to meet with Matt Gaetz, a newly elected Congressman serving on the House Judiciary and Armed Services Committees.

Greenberg spends roughly $917 to stay at the Four Seasons Hotel, according to an expense report obtained by News 6. According to the memo portion of the report, Greenberg was there to discuss the new “deputy revenue officer program” with Matt Gaetz. The program was supposed to be a first-of-its-kind law enforcement agency inside the tax collector’s office: a dream that never quite took off.

November 2017 – Greenberg allegedly used a Tax Collector Office credit card to buy $1,500 in cryptocurrency (Ct 11 of 3rd superseding indictment).

December 2017 – Greenberg allegedly transferred $100,000 to a cryptocurrency exchange (Ct 21 of 3rd superseding indictment). In December 2017 and December 2018, Greenberg allegedly transferred 8.1583 Bitcoin (valued at more than $20,000) to his personal accounts (Cts 22, 23 of 3rd superseding indictment).

November 2017 – June 2020 – Greenberg allegedly produced a false Florida driver’s license containing Greenberg’s photo but the name and personal info of R.Z. (Ct 7, 9 of 3rd superseding indictment)

Sept. – Oct. 2018 – Greenberg allegedly transferred $20,000 from Government Blockchain Systems to a cryptocurrency account he controlled. (Ct 15, 16, 17, 18 of 3rd superseding indictment)

Sept. 2018 – June 2020 – Between September 2018 and June 2020, Greenberg allegedly produced a false Puerto Rico driver’s license containing Greenberg’s photo but the name and personal info of E.J.C.C. (Ct 8, 10 of 3rd superseding indictment).

December 2018 – Greenberg allegedly transferred $200,000 from Tax Collectors Office to a cryptocurrency exchange (Ct 14). In December 2017 and December 2018, Greenberg allegedly transferred 8.1583 Bitcoin (valued at more than $20,000) to his personal accounts (Cts 22, 23 of 3rd superseding indictment)

July 4, 2019 – Greenberg leaves a voicemail on Anna Eskamani’s phone. Both Greenberg and Matt Gaetz call her the future of the Democratic party. Read more here

 

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