Federal Prosecutors Secure Guilty Plea… Gaetz Makes Announcement

A man from Florida has pleaded guilty in federal court to a single count of wire fraud in an attempt to extort $25 million from Rep. Matt Gaetz’s father, prosecutors announced on Monday.

According to reports, 62-year-old Stephen Alford appeared in court in Pensacola to admit that he devised a scheme aimed at Don Gaetz, the GOP lawmaker’s wealthy father, and to making false promises that he would be able to secure a presidential pardon for the congressman who has been implicated in a federal probe involving sex trafficking.

Initially, Alford entered a plea of not guilty, so the admission to the scheme marks a turnaround in the case. The Northwest Florida Daily News reported that a separate charge of evidence tampering was dropped.

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