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ABC News confirmed that Gaetz’s sentence was handed down on Thursday, December 1. Last May, the former associate of controversial Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz pleaded guilty to multiple crimes ranging from wire fraud to child sex trafficking.
Greenberg pleaded guilty to six of the 33 federal charges against him, including charges of stalking, identity theft and conspiracy to bribe a public official, in addition to the aforementioned crimes.
Last month, Greenberg also agreed to pay $1.3 million in restitution to Seminole County residents.
Greenberg had faced a maximum sentence of life in prison.
In addition to his time behind bars and the return of funds to county taxpayers, court records indicate Greenberg will lose $654,000 to the federal government.
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Click Orlando previously noted that Greenberg cooperated with authorities, accepting a plea deal that ultimately led to the arrest and prosecution of at least four co-conspirators, including former county employee Joseph Ellicott and former contractor Michael Shirley.
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