Former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg has been named as a witness in the state’s case against an independent “ghost” candidate who ran for a aggressive state Senate seat in 2020 and the Seminole County GOP Chairman who aided her candidacy.
Greenberg, who is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to sex trafficking and other federal crimes over a 12 months in the past, has been listed as a witness towards GOP Chair Ben Paris and former candidate Jestine Iannotti, who face legal fees in reference to the scheme, which has roiled Florida politics in the course of the previous two years.
The previous tax collector, who resigned from his post after his 2020 arrest, was named as a witness in data posted to the Seminole County Clerk’s web site on Tuesday. Greenberg is listed as a Class “C,” witness, which suggests he isn’t anticipated to testify at Paris’ and Iannotti’s trials, however has offered details about the case.
Paris, who’s dealing with a misdemeanor cost, is scheduled to face for trial subsequent week. He’s accused of contributing to Iannotti’s candidacy in his cousin’s identify. Iannotti faces a felony cost and 5 misdemeanors.