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Matt Gaetz unlikely to be charged in sex trafficking probe, report says

Matt Gaetz, the Florida congressman who is being investigated for sex trafficking in a lengthy Justice Department investigation, is unlikely to face charges as career prosecutors believe that they are unlikely to get a conviction.

According The Washington Post, Senior officials have not yet decided whether to seek an impeachment of the GOP representative, but prosecutors are recommending against it due to “credibility issues with the two central witnesses.”

The Job reported that ‘people with knowledge of the case’ say it is possible that ‘additional evidence’ could change prosecutors’ ‘understanding of the case’, but at this time it is unlikely that M Gaetz ever faces indictment.

The two-year investigation was launched under the Trump administration and stems from allegations that he had sex with a 17-year-old girl who was paid to have sex with the congressman. Prosecutors are reportedly investigating whether a former friend and political ally of Mr. Gaetz, disgraced Florida politician Joel Greenberg, procured and shared sexual partners with Mr. Gaetz.

The 40-year-old House member, who represents a heavily Republican district in Florida’s begging, has repeatedly denied wrongdoing but reportedly asked then-President Donald Trump for a presidential pardon before the end of term in January 2020.


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