The Florida Division of Regulation Enforcement (FDLE) not too long ago despatched investigators to interview former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg a couple of ‘ghost candidate’ scheme involving the county’s GOP (SCREC) chair and a number of other of his colleagues. SCREC chair Ben Paris was convicted yesterday in court docket.
As a part of his plea deal, Joel Greenberg, who presently faces a minimal of twelve years in jail for intercourse trafficking and stalking, agreed to adjust to testimony on the matter. The interview particulars a lurid set of characters that, in keeping with Greenberg, engaged in quite a lot of schemes that created a cesspool of political corruption.
Within the transcipt, Greenberg states below oath that State Sen. Jason Brodeur possible knew of the plot to throw the election, and that State Rep. Anthony Sabatini could also be concerned in corrupt pay to play fashion actions as effectively.
Though some parts of the report stay redacted, the transcript paints a vivid sufficient image to see the place investigators could also be headed subsequent. Brodeur’s opponent within the 2020 election has known as for him to step down, though the State Senator denies any information of the plot.
Paris won’t serve jail time though might be on probation for 12 months and has been ordered to pay again the greater than $40,000 investigators spent trying into the plot. He will even must work 200 hours of group service. Iannotti and one other alleged plotter have but to face trial.
The Native Information first broke initial details of the story in July.