Joel Greenberg Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking, Will Cooperate in Other Investigations
Associate of Florida GOP congressman Matt Gates has reached a plea deal on federal sex trafficking charges. As part of the deal, Joel Greenberg has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and a trafficking investigation into Gates, which could raise the congressman's potential legal and political liability. Greenberg has pleaded guilty to six charges, including sex trafficking with a minor to sources say federal prosecutors are looking into whether he and Gates paid underage girls who were offered them gifts for sex. AIDS was not mentioned in the plea agreement and has denied the allegations and any accusation of wrongdoing.