Counsel for witness to be dropped in Matt Gates investigation suspicion case !

A lawyer for a witness in the federal investigation of Florida Representative Matt Gates has expressed doubts that prosecutors will drop the case, after a report was published in Washington Post They say charges related to the sex trafficking investigation are unlikely for the attorney.

Gates became the target of a Department of Justice investigation as an extension of an investigation into his colleague, former Florida tax collector Joel Greenberg. Greenberg pleaded guilty to sex trafficking charges in May.

The Department of Justice is investigating Gates over allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl and paid her to travel with him, including across state lines.

Washington Post It said Friday that Gates – who has repeatedly denied wrongdoing – likely won’t face charges due to “credibility” questions with two witnesses implicated in the case. The Mail He cited anonymous sources and also indicated that officials of the Ministry of Justice had not made a final decision in this matter.

US Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Fla) speaks at the Heritage Foundation on June 21 in Washington, DC. The attorney for a witness involved in the federal investigation into allegations that Gates violated sex-trafficking laws expressed doubts that prosecutors would drop the case, after a Washington Post report said charges were unlikely for the lawmaker.
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Talking to Orlando SentinelGreenberg’s attorney, Fritz Schiller, said: “I have not received any information from the government regarding its decision to abandon the investigation and prosecution. [of Gaetz].

“However, based on my knowledge of the evidence, I would be surprised by such a decision,” Schiller added.

Gates’ attorney declined to comment NEWSWEEK On Friday evening. NEWSWEEK I also reached out to Gates’ legislative press office for comment.

Citing anonymous sources, the Mail She reported that when examining Greenberg’s case, prosecutors began looking into whether Gates might have been involved in sex trafficking. She also stated that prosecutors were examining whether partners engaged in sex, including the 17-year-old, and also whether Greenberg had paid women to have sex with the congressman.

The paper noted, however, that Greenberg may have credibility issues for prosecutors, and has previously admitted to fabricating allegations against a political opponent, alleging that a teacher running against him as a tax collector had a sexual relationship with a student.

last week, Washington Post She also reported that Gates requested a pre-emptive pardon in the sex trafficking investigation from former President Donald Trump.

A Gates spokesman told the newspaper that Gates never asked for a pardon.

“Congressman Matt Gaetz discussed amnesty for many other people publicly and privately at the end of President Donald Trump’s first term in office,” the spokeswoman said. As for him, President Trump addressed this malicious rumor over a year ago saying, ‘Congressman Matt Gates never asked me for pardon.’ Rep. Gates continues to stick to President Trump’s statement.

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