A hit piece that was first reported by the New York Times unraveled this week as the source who accused Gaetz of sex trafficking pled guilty in federal court to one count of wire fraud. The faux-scandal originated from claims that Gaetz was engaged in a sexual relationship with a 17 year-old. Vox News Reports–
“Prosecutors are reportedly investigating whether Gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old and paid for her travel, and payments he and a close associate made to young adult women he had relationships with.”
This week, the smear campaign that was reported by the liberal media went up in flames as Stephen Alford, 62, pled guilty to one count of wire fraud in relation to the accusations. The Washington Examiner Reports–
“A Florida man pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud after attempting to obtain $25 million from the family of Rep. Matt Gaetz, federal prosecutors announced on Monday.
Stephen Alford, 62, appeared in federal court in Pensacola and admitted to orchestrating an extortion scheme against Don Gaetz, the congressman’s wealthy father, and making false promises that he could secure a presidential pardon for his son, who has been linked to a sex-trafficking investigation.”