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Joel Greenberg, an indicted former Florida tax collector, will likely accept a plea deal, his lawyers told a judge on Thursday.

Just in: Joel Greenberg, the former Florida tax collector involved in the Justice Department investigation into Matt Gaetz, is likely to strike a plea deal with prosecutors, his attorneys say in court.

— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) April 8, 2021

Gaetz and Greenberg are at the center of a broad Justice Department sex-crimes investigation.

Greenberg has been indicted on 33 counts, including one charging him with carrying out the sex trafficking of a minor between the ages of 14 and 17.

Gaetz has not been charged as part of the investigation, but investigators are said to be examining whether he had sex with a minor in 2019 and if he violated federal sex-trafficking laws.

The Florida Republican has denied the allegations against him and claims the investigation into him is part of an elaborate scheme to extort his family.

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