Text messages that allegedly sparked a federal sex crimes probe into US Rep. Matt Gaetz emerged Friday in a new report.
They are purported to show that Gaetz (R-Fla.) was with Joel Greenberg, a Seminole County tax official who’s under investigation for child sex trafficking, at the office he allegedly used to make fake IDs, the Daily Beast reported.
During a weekend in April 2018, Greenberg went to the Lake Mary, Florida, arm of his tax collection agency with Gaetz, the outlet reported, citing sources and images of text messages.
Greenberg was spotted on grainy surveillance video standing near a manager’s desk with another man, the outlet reported, citing three people with direct knowledge of the incident.
When the assistant branch manager arrived at the office the following Monday, she found driver’s licenses, which are typically handed over to the tax office for shredding when they are expired, scattered all over a desk instead of in the appropriate disposal