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Fri Sep 23, 2022, 11:58 AM

Prosecutors not recommending charges for Matt Gaetz

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/09/23/gaetz-no-charges-sex-trafficking/

More proof this country is an epic failure.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:01 PM

1. So you would rather they charge him and lose the case?

That worked well with Rittenhouse?

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Response to AZSkiffyGeek (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:06 PM

2. The do-it-immediately legal know-it-alls here are tiring.

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Response to we can do it (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:11 PM

3. "Well, it's obvious he's guilty" holds up so well in the real world nt

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:11 PM

4. I called this from the beginning ...

And not just because I'm cynical about our Justice system when it comes to rich white guys.

It's also because if he solicited a 17 year old for sex for money (which was about the extent of the accusation as far as I ever saw), it would be a state-level charge.

If provable (which is not that easy to do when years have passed), such charges might happen, but it won't be 'trafficking'.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 01:41 PM

15. Maybe we should be asking where this information is coming from



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Greenberg's attorney Fritz Scheller reacts: “I have not received any information from the government regarding its decision to abandon its investigation and prosecution [of Matt Gaetz]. Nevertheless, based on my knowledge of the evidence, I would be surprised by such a decision.”

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Scheller represents Joel Greenberg, the former Seminole County tax collector awaiting sentencing for sex trafficking and other crimes. Greenberg has been cooperating with the feds and reportedly has given them information about Gaetz, specifically.
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The DOJ under Garland is not known for leaking. Perhaps we should be interested in where this *information* came from.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 01:46 PM

16. Fair point. But another fair point is that 'trafficking' may not be ALL Gaetz is being looked at

for.

No trafficking charge != no investigation whatsoever.

I guess time will tell.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #15)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 01:57 PM

17. "Perhaps we should be interested in where this *information* came from."

Yep, I'll believe the case is dropped if/when the DOJ confirms it, not because unnamed sources say prosecutors aren't going to recommend charges for Gaetz.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:11 PM

5. Once again...

DOJ unwilling to indict a wealthy, politically influential Republican

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Response to SledDriver (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:14 PM

6. How do you know?

Maybe the case wasn’t strong enough. Federal prosecutors generally only indict when they’re sure they’ll get a conviction.

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Response to Elessar Zappa (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:15 PM

7. They don't know, they just like to act superior.

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Response to SledDriver (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:15 PM

8. I don't mean to sound like I'm defending Gaetz here ...

But it's POSSIBLE that the evidence and/or the law ... doesn't support a trafficking charge based on whatever actions Gaetz took.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:50 PM

12. That's pretty much what the story says

Not enough evidence.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:19 PM

9. So they gave a cooperation agreement to his partner...

Whatever his name was. And spend a year pushing out his sentencing because he was “still cooperating” and after all that time they came up with nothing? So WTF were they doing for the last year???

Case in point:


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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:22 PM

10. First you have Bragg, and now we have this charade.

Why did Gaetz want a pardon then, when tRUMP was offering them? Does that count for anything?

Good God, do your damn job. Investigate deeper. One guy (former friend of Gaetz) was to even testify/perhaps did. I know that they said that the witnesses pulled out, but surely there is more to this case ?

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:25 PM

11. Ingesting points made here:


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Response to Takket (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 12:52 PM

13. Well if Twitter pundits say so

I’m surprised Palmer didn’t ask for a like and follow along the way.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 01:03 PM

14. Gaetz father has serious pull in Florida.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 02:09 PM

18. "no one is above the law" except those that are.

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Response to Marius25 (Original post)

Fri Sep 23, 2022, 03:26 PM

19. Surprise, surprise, surprise.

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