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10 months ago

Defense secretary, Rep. Matt Gaetz argue over military capability

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin had a fiery exchange with Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., at a House Armed Services budget hearing.
10 months ago
Defense secretary, Rep. Matt Gaetz argue over military capability
1 year ago

Gaetz's fundraising dips as sex trafficking investigation intensifies

As the probe into possible sex trafficking allegations against Rep. Matt Gaetz continues, new financial filings show his campaign's fundraising has been dwindling.
1 year ago
Gaetz's fundraising dips as sex trafficking investigation intensifies
1 year ago

Possible witness in sex trafficking probe involving Matt Gaetz takes plea

Possible witness in sex trafficking probe involving Matt Gaetz takes plea.
1 year ago
Possible witness in sex trafficking probe involving Gaetz takes plea
1 year ago

Rep. Gaetz's ex-girlfriend spotted entering Florida courthouse where grand jury is meeting

Rep. Matt Gaetz's ex-girlfriend was seen entering a courthouse where sources say a grand jury is conducting a sex trafficking investigation involving the congressman.
1 year ago
Gaetz's ex-girlfriend spotted entering courthouse where grand jury is meeting
1 year ago

Ex-Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg agrees to pay Seminole County nearly $2M in restitution

Former tax collector Joel Greenberg, a one-time associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz, has reached an agreement to pay back Seminole County over $1.8 million in restitution.
1 year ago
Ex-Gaetz associate agrees to pay county nearly $2M in restitution
1 year ago

DOJ adds 2 top prosecutors to Matt Gaetz investigation, sources say

Two top DOJ prosecutors were added several months ago to the ongoing federal probe examining sex trafficking allegations against Rep. Matt Gaetz, two sources said.
1 year ago
DOJ adds 2 top prosecutors to Matt Gaetz investigation, sources say
1 year ago

Judge agrees to delay sentencing of former Gaetz associate as cooperation continues

A judge has agreed to delay the sentencing of former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg as Greenberg cooperates with the probe into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz.
1 year ago
Judge agrees to delay sentencing of former Gaetz associate as cooperation continues
1 year ago

Gaetz associate providing feds intel, documents as probe into congressman continues: Sources

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz's one-time wingman has been steadily providing investigators with potential evidence that could implicate Gaetz in a federal probe, sources say.
1 year ago
Gaetz associate providing feds intel as probe into congressman continues: Sources
2 years ago

Rep. Matt Gaetz paying former Epstein lawyer amid sex trafficking investigation

A new campaign finance report shows how the Florida congressman is spending funds he raised amid the scandal.
2 years ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz paying former Epstein lawyer amid sex trafficking investigation
2 years ago

Gaetz campaign paying former Epstein lawyer amid sex trafficking investigation

As Rep. Matt Gaetz faces a probe into alleged sex trafficking, a campaign disclosure shows how the congressman is spending the funds that he's raised amid the scandal.
2 years ago
Gaetz campaign paying former Epstein lawyer amid sex trafficking investigation
2 years ago

As Gaetz investigation ramps up, feds mount sweeping probe into Central Florida political scene: Sources

The federal probe into sex trafficking allegations involving GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz has engulfed the tight-knit Central Florida political scene, sources tell ABC News.
2 years ago
As Gaetz investigation ramps up, feds probe into Central Florida: Sources
2 years ago

Former ally of Rep. Matt Gaetz pleads guilty to federal sex trafficking crimes

Former federal prosecutor Robert Mintz explains how the development could bring further scrutiny to the GOP Florida congressman.
2 years ago
Former ally of Rep. Matt Gaetz pleads guilty to federal sex trafficking crimes
2 years ago

Gaetz ally pleads guilty to sex trafficking charges

A former associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, pleaded guilty to six of the nearly three dozen charges he faced. He admitted he paid at least one underage girl to have sex with him and others.
2 years ago
Gaetz ally pleads guilty to sex trafficking charges
2 years ago

Rep. Matt Gaetz associate to plead guilty in sex trafficking case

Joel Greenberg is expected to plead guilty to six federal crimes, including sex trafficking a minor. As part of his plea deal, Greenberg has agreed to cooperate with federal investigators.
2 years ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz associate to plead guilty in sex trafficking case
2 years ago

Associate of Matt Gaetz expected to plead guilty to multiple charges

Joel Greenberg, a former tax collector, is set to plead guilty to six federal crimes including sex trafficking of a minor.
2 years ago
Associate of Matt Gaetz expected to plead guilty to multiple charges
2 years ago

Associate of Congressman Matt Gaetz expected to plead guilty in federal court

Joel Greenberg, a former Florida county tax collector and close friend of Gaetz, is set to plead guilty to six federal crimes, including sex trafficking of a minor.
2 years ago
Associate of Congressman Matt Gaetz expected to plead guilty in federal court
2 years ago

Gaetz ally expected to plead guilty, cooperate with investigators in sex-trafficking probe

A one-time close ally of Rep. Matt Gaetz will plead guilty to multiple federal crimes including sex trafficking of a minor and has agreed to cooperate with investigators.
2 years ago
Gaetz ally expected to plead guilty, cooperate with feds in sex-trafficking probe
2 years ago

Matt Gaetz rejects calls to resign

The embattled Florida congressman maintains his innocence after allegations of sexual misconduct, illicit drug use and sex trafficking.
2 years ago
Matt Gaetz rejects calls to resign
2 years ago

Matt Gaetz makes public appearance at Trump's club in Doral, Florida

It is the Florida congressman's first public appearance since it was revealed that he's under a federal investigation for alleged sex trafficking.
2 years ago
Matt Gaetz makes public appearance at Trump's club in Doral, Florida
2 years ago

House Ethics Committee opens investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz

The House Ethics Committee said Friday it would open a bipartisan investigation into the wide-ranging allegations against Rep. Matt Gaetz.
2 years ago
House Ethics Committee opens investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz
2 years ago

Associate of Matt Gaetz could cooperate with probe as part of plea deal, say prosecutors

An associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz who is currently facing sex charges is considering a plea deal that could involve him cooperating with the Gaetz probe, prosecutors said.
2 years ago
Associate of Matt Gaetz could cooperate with probe as part of plea deal: Prosecutors
2 years ago

Gaetz, under investigation for sex allegations, sought blanket pardon from Trump: Sources

During the final weeks of the Trump administration, Rep. Matt Gaetz asked the White House for a blanket presidential pardon that ultimately was not granted, say sources.
2 years ago
Gaetz, under investigation for sex allegations, sought pardon from Trump: Sources
2 years ago

Gaetz reportedly pressured Trump for 'blanket pardon'

The embattled Florida congressman, who is facing a federal investigation for sex allegations, reportedly asked the Trump White House for a blanket presidential pardon.
2 years ago
Gaetz reportedly pressured Trump for 'blanket pardon'
2 years ago

Sources: Rep. Matt Gaetz is being investigated for possibly paying women for sex

ABC News confirmed a report that that the Justice Department is investigating whether Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz gave cash or other items of value to multiple women recruited online to sleep with him.
2 years ago
Sources: Rep. Matt Gaetz is being investigated for possibly  paying women for sex
2 years ago

Feds looking at alleged payments Rep. Matt Gaetz made to women and online solicitation: Sources

Gaetz previously denied having a relationship with a 17-year-old.
2 years ago
Feds looking at alleged payments Gaetz made to women and online solicitation: Sources
2 years ago

Rep. Matt Gaetz's communications director resigns amid probe into allegations regarding Gaetz's sexual relationships

Rep. Matt Gaetz's communications director Luke Ball resigned amid a federal investigation into allegations regarding Rep. Gaetz's sexual relationships.
2 years ago
Rep. Gaetz's communications director resigns amid investigation
2 years ago

New report links Matt Gaetz to alleged cash payments provided to women for sex

The Department of Justice is allegedly looking into if the embattled Florida congressman and another politician gave cash or other items of value to women they had sex with.
2 years ago
New report links Matt Gaetz to alleged cash payments provided to women for sex
2 years ago

Rep. Matt Gaetz faces DOJ investigation into sex trafficking allegations

Sources said the Justice Department started investigating claims about whether the Republican congressman had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
2 years ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz faces DOJ investigation into sex trafficking allegations
2 years ago

In investigation of Rep. Gaetz's alleged sexual relationship with minor, feds looking beyond Florida, sources say

The federal investigation into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz is scrutinizing the congressman's conduct not only in Florida but in other states too, sources tell ABC News.
2 years ago
Feds looking beyond Florida in investigation of Rep. Gaetz, sources say
2 years ago

Matt Gaetz's controversial rise to MAGA stardom faces renewed scrutiny amid DOJ probe

Conservative rising star Matt Gaetz finds himself gaining attention he didn't seek, as the Justice Department looks into potential violations of sex trafficking laws.
2 years ago
Matt Gaetz's controversial rise to MAGA stardom faces scrutiny amid DOJ probe
2 years ago

Congressman under investigation, claims extortion plot

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz denies having a relationship with a 17-year-old. ABC News' Andrew Dymburt reports.
2 years ago
Congressman under investigation, claims extortion plot
2 years ago

Rep. Matt Gaetz denies sexual relationship with teen girl amid DOJ probe

The Florida congressman insisted he’s done nothing wrong and is the victim of an extortion attempt after new reports that the Justice Department was investigating the alleged relationship.
2 years ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz denies sexual relationship with teen girl amid DOJ probe
2 years ago

Florida congressman faces allegations of inappropriate relationship

Rep. Matt Gaetz denied a New York Times report that said he is under investigation for an alleged relationship with a 17-year-old two years ago.
2 years ago
Florida congressman faces allegations of inappropriate relationship