Gates’ friend wants to delay the decision because he’s working with the federal government


Orlando, Florida (AP) — Former Florida tax collector, whose arrest led the federal government to investigate US Republicans. Yet another time He continues to work with federal prosecutors.

Joel Greenberg’s lawyer asked a federal judge in Orlando, Florida, on Friday to allow him to file a petition to postpone the trial, which is currently scheduled for March 29.

Greenberg’s lawyer said in court documents that his client was cooperating with federal prosecutors in Orlando and Washington in an active investigation.

Attorney Fritz Scheller intends to file a motion outlining the reasons for the extension, but said it contained “confidential” information about the investigation and Greenberg’s cooperation. Due to the confidentiality of the information, the request and subsequent hearings stated that Mr. Scheller had been sealed in court documents and kept out of the public eye.

The judge on the second half of Friday granted a request to seal a motion for delay.

Greenberg then faces up to 12 years in prison Convicted of six federal crimes last MaySexual trafficking of children, theft of personal information, stalking, wire fraud, bribery of civil servants, etc.

Judicial transactions with Greenberg’s prosecutors require continued cooperation with ongoing investigations into sexual trafficking. His cooperation could play a role in the ongoing investigation of Gates, his Republican friend who represents most of the Florida Panhandle. Gates was accused of paying for sex to a 17-year-old girl. He denied the allegations and previously stated that they were part of the extortion program.