Greenberg formally pleaded responsible final month to 6 federal costs in a court docket listening to, admitting to a federal decide that he had knowingly solicited and paid a minor for intercourse.
The responsible plea from Greenberg, a former Seminole County, Florida, tax commissioner, got here after he struck a cope with federal prosecutors to keep away from a few of the different 33 federal costs he had confronted that ranged from identification theft to fraud and bribery allegations.
As a part of the plea, Greenberg has agreed to provide “substantial assistance” to prosecutors as a part of their sprawling investigation, together with by testifying at trials or in federal grand juries if wanted and in turning over all paperwork he might need that would assist the federal inquiry.
Federal investigators are nonetheless inspecting whether or not Gaetz broke federal intercourse trafficking, prostitution, and public corruption legal guidelines and whether or not he had intercourse with a minor. Gaetz has not been charged and denies any wrongdoing.
The Justice Department and the protection crew are each attributable to file arguments a minimum of 10 days earlier than the sentencing, which doubtless would describe how his cooperation goes and different elements that the decide might think about for sentencing.
It’s not clear from Thursday’s order if Greenberg’s cooperation is over or if it might proceed previous sentencing.