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1 month ago

Matt Gaetz elopes to California, marries girlfriend

The Republican is under investigation as part of a sex trafficking probe.
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1 month 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 month ago
Gaetz associate providing feds intel as probe into congressman continues: Sources
2 months ago

GOP lawmakers hold California protest after 3 cancellations

The two far-right Congress members billed the event as an “America First” rally.
2 months ago
2 months 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 months ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz paying former Epstein lawyer amid sex trafficking investigation
2 months 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 months ago
Gaetz campaign paying former Epstein lawyer amid sex trafficking investigation
3 months 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.
3 months ago
As Gaetz investigation ramps up, feds probe into Central Florida: Sources
3 months ago

Gaetz friend faces sentencing in August, judge accepts pleas

A central figure in the Justice Department’s sex trafficking investigation of Rep. Matt Gaetz will be sentenced in August
3 months ago
4 months ago

Gaetz associate pleads guilty to sex trafficking charges

A Florida politician who emerged as a central figure in the Justice Department’s sex trafficking investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz has pleaded guilty to six federal charges and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors as part of a plea deal
4 months ago
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Former ally of Rep. Matt Gaetz pleads guilty to federal sex trafficking crimes
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Gaetz ally pleads guilty to sex trafficking charges
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz associate to plead guilty in sex trafficking case
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Associate of Matt Gaetz expected to plead guilty to multiple charges
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Associate of Congressman Matt Gaetz expected to plead guilty in federal court
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Gaetz ally expected to plead guilty, cooperate with feds in sex-trafficking probe
4 months ago

Gaetz associate agrees to cooperate in federal investigation

A Florida politician who is a central figure in the federal sex trafficking investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz has agreed to cooperate with federal investigators
4 months ago
5 months ago

House GOP leader: Won't punish Gaetz unless charges filed

The top House Republican says Rep. Matt Gaetz is innocent until proven guilty
5 months ago
5 months ago

No. 2 House Republican says GOP would act against Gaetz

The No. 2 House Republican says party leaders would “take action” against Rep. Matt Gaetz if the Justice Department formally moves ahead with legal action against him
5 months ago
No. 2 House Republican says GOP would act against Gaetz
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Matt Gaetz rejects calls to resign
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Matt Gaetz makes public appearance at Trump's club in Doral, Florida
5 months 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.
5 months ago
House Ethics Committee opens investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz
5 months ago

Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens

Gaetz says he plans to keep his seat.
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5 months 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.
5 months ago
Associate of Matt Gaetz could cooperate with probe as part of plea deal: Prosecutors
5 months ago

Gaetz associate working toward plea deal with prosecutors

It's a significant step in the case.
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5 months 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.
5 months ago
Gaetz, under investigation for sex allegations, sought pardon from Trump: Sources
5 months 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.
5 months ago
Gaetz reportedly pressured Trump for 'blanket pardon'
5 months ago

Gaetz says he won't resign over 'false' sex allegations

Embattled Rep. Matt Gaetz says he will not resign from Congress
5 months ago
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Sources: Rep. Matt Gaetz is being investigated for possibly  paying women for sex
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Feds looking at alleged payments Gaetz made to women and online solicitation: Sources
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Rep. Gaetz's communications director resigns amid investigation
6 months 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.
6 months ago
New report links Matt Gaetz to alleged cash payments provided to women for sex
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz faces DOJ investigation into sex trafficking allegations
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Feds looking beyond Florida in investigation of Rep. Gaetz, sources say
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Matt Gaetz's controversial rise to MAGA stardom faces scrutiny amid DOJ probe
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Congressman under investigation, claims extortion plot
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Rep. Matt Gaetz denies sexual relationship with teen girl amid DOJ probe
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Florida congressman faces allegations of inappropriate relationship