Handberg did not say what investigations Greenberg was providing new information to authorities about, although CNN has reported that Greenberg has told the Justice Department about encounters he and Gaetz had with women who were given cash or gifts in exchange for sex.
Greenberg faced dozens of criminal charges before his guilty plea, and the ongoing investigations related to him have also roped in a circle of local politicians and businessmen who authorities are scrutinizing for possible fraud.
In court Monday, Handberg called Greenberg a “prolific criminal.”
“先生. Greenberg was not alone,” Handberg said.
盖茨, who is also under investigation for obstruction of justice related to the investigation into him, has not been charged with a crime. He has repeatedly denied having sex with an underage woman.
The hearing was held following a request by Greenberg’s attorney to delay Greenberg’s sentencing for a second time so that he could continue to provide information. The Justice Department had not opposed the request.
Handberg called the need for a second delay “异常” but added the department was in an “unusual situation given the number of different investigations and lines of investigation we are pursuing.”
He indicated this would be the last extension the Justice Department needed, and a judge agreed to move forward with a delay of the sentencing hearing until March.
Fritz Scheller, Greenberg’s lawyer, told the court Monday that the sentencing delay was “危急” to his client, so that he could provide prosecutors with all the relevant details he had. The Justice Department could seek a more lenient prison sentence for Greenberg based on the extent of his cooperation.
夏天时, federal investigators continued to investigate contracts that Greenberg handed out to several associates while he served as the Seminole County Tax Collector, 据知情人士透露.
Aspects of the investigations into potential financial crimes related to Greenberg have been handled in part by the US Secret Service and on Monday, an official from the agency sat in the courtroom with prosecutors.