A Florida developer is being hit with federal charges for allegedly being involved in a $25 million extortion case against Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL).
The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida announced on Tuesday that a federal grand jury has indicted 62-year-old Stephen Alford for wire fraud and attempting to prevent the seizure of an electronic device. Alford had previously been convicted of federal fraud charges in a different case.
An unsealed indictment alleges that Alford participated in “Project Homecoming,” in which Alford told a man believed to be Gaetz or his father, former Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, that he could secure a pardon for $25 million. The money was meant to