Federal prosecutors said Thursday the Joel Greenberg, a member of Rep. Matt Gaetz who's currently confronting sex trafficking fees, is contemplating taking a plea bargain -- that Greenberg's lawyer hinted could entail Greenberg cooperating with the federal government's investigation into allegations between Gaetz.
Thursday's hearing, at a national Orlando courtroom, finished with an agreement that when there isn't a plea arrangement set up by May 15, Greenberg's trial is going to be transferred to July. The trial was initially scheduled to begin on June 1.
After the hearing,'' Greenberg's lawyer, Fritz Scheller, told reporters,"I'm sure Matt Gaetz isn't feeling quite comfortable now."
Gaetz, that has denied any wrongdoing, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment in ABC News.
The national analysis targeting Gaetz is especially looking into if he and a member in his home state of Florida supplied money or other items of worth to girls they had sex after linking online, sources have told ABC News.
Gaetz's congressional office on Thursday published a statement credited to"The Ladies of the Office of U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz" that defended the congressman from the allegations.
"In our workplace and beneath Congressman Gaetz's leadership, most girls aren't just respected, but have now been invited again and again to develop, achieve greater, and in the end, understand our worth," said the statement, whose authors weren't individually identified. "At no time has any of those seen or experienced anything besides the utmost professionalism and respect. ... Thuswe reject these allegations as untrue."