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DOJ Officially Decides Not to Press Charges Against Matt Gaetz in Sex Trafficking Investigation

According to a person familiar with the situation, the Justice Department has now reportedly advised lawyers for at least one witness that it would not charge Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz following a years-long federal sex-trafficking probe.

According to the source, senior authorities contacted attorneys for at least one witness on Wednesday to advise them of the decision not to charge Gaetz.

After investigators advised against charging last year the final decision was made by the Department of Justice leadership.

Gaetz was charged in 2017 with assisting Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg in smuggling a 17-year-old girl over state borders.

Greenberg received an 11-year jail sentence in December after pleading guilty as part of a plea bargain.

Gaetz has consistently denied the charges.

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