Former Seminole tax collector Joel Greenberg sentencing is staying set

ORLANDO, Fla. – Much more than a 12 months just after Joel Greenberg pleaded guilty to six federal fees which include baby sexual intercourse trafficking, the previous Seminole County tax collector’s sentencing hearing is in the process of remaining set, recently submitted court docket documents clearly show.

In anticipation of that sentencing, Greenberg submitted a movement Tuesday asking the judge for permission to post additional info to the courtroom under seal related to his cooperation in other felony investigations.

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“Pursuant to his plea settlement with the Govt and to mitigate the important penalties he faces, Mr. Greenberg has been cooperating with federal prosecutors in energetic investigations at present being performed by the United States Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida and the Division of Justice in Washington D.C. as perfectly as in other jurisdictions,” wrote Greenberg’s legal professional, Fritz Scheller.

Greenberg, who stays incarcerated in the Orange County jail though awaiting sentencing, faces a required bare minimum sentence of 12 several years in federal prison.

As component of a plea offer with prosecutors, Greenberg agreed to cooperate on other prison investigations. That cooperation could most likely guide to a reduction in extra jail time.

“If this Court docket sets a hearing on the motion, the proceeding will express distinct details to the Court regarding Mr. Greenberg’s cooperation versus many persons,” Scheller wrote.


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Greenberg was at first scheduled to be sentenced in August 2021 right after he pleaded responsible to little one intercourse trafficking, aggravated id theft, manufacturing of a phony identification doc, wire fraud, stalking and conspiracy.

Due to the fact then, Greenberg’s lawyer and federal prosecutors have effectively confident the judge to delay sentencing as Greenberg reportedly proceeds to support in other, undisclosed legal prosecutions.

U.S. District Decide Gregory Presnell indicated in Could that the yr-extended hold off in sentencing Greenberg has been “in the curiosity of justice” but was getting ready to sentence Greenberg in August “absent compelling circumstances”.


Greenberg’s close friend and previous personnel, Joseph Ellicott, is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 8 following he pleaded responsible to his position in a bribery plan. A prior sentence listening to in June was postponed thanks to Ellicott’s overall health troubles.

Ellicott, a previous staff of the Seminole County tax collector’s office, admitted to serving as an middleman concerning a community formal, thought to be Greenberg, and an unidentified contractor.

That contractor allegedly paid bribes to the formal though distributing inflated invoices to a authorities company, court records show.

In addition to having part in a conspiracy to dedicate wire fraud, Ellicott also admitted to illegally distributing the prescription drug Adderall. He faces a utmost sentence of 20 years in prison for each and every rely.


Like Greenberg, Ellicott agreed to cooperate with federal authorities on other, undisclosed prison investigations in exchange for leniency.

Joseph Zwick, just one of Ellicott’s lawyers, reportedly explained to The Each day Beast his consumer has been cooperating in a intercourse trafficking investigation involving Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz.

Gaetz, an associate of Greenberg, has denied any wrongdoing and is not billed with any crimes.

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