A new report regarding the ongoing scandal surrounding Rep. Matt Gaetz, which so far has involved allegations of involvement in sex trafficking and sex with a minor as well as a counter-accusation by Gaetz alleging that he and his family are being extorted has now gotten even stranger.
According to The New York Times, the Department of Justice probe against Gaetz now also involves verified cash payments Gaetz sent via Cashapp which the women involved claim was in exchange for sex.
As The Hill reports:
The Times reported Thursday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) probe into Gaetz also involves former Seminole County, Fla., tax collector Joel Greenberg, who allegedly met women online on websites for dates in exchange for gifts and travel. Greenberg allegedly introduced the women to Gaetz, people familiar with the matter told the Times.
Messages and interviews indicate Greenberg and Gaetz directed the women to meet them at specific times and locations and laid out the amount of money for which they would be compensated. People familiar with the matter told the Times that the illegal drug ecstasy would at times be consumed.
Receipts on mobile payment apps reviewed by the Times showed money from Gaetz and Greenberg being sent to one of the women, who told friends it was for having sex with both men. A person interviewed by the Times said the men would sometimes use hotel ATMs to pay in cash.
Gaetz did not respond to requests for comment by The Hill on Thursday.
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