Florida Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz has been exonerated, months after being falsely accused of sexual misconduct.
The Department Of Justice investigation found that 62-year-old man Stephen Alford was trying to extort the lawmaker and his family for at least twenty-five million dollars.
Alford is now convicted of wire fraud, money laundering, investment fraud, and identity fraud.
“Stephen M. Alford did knowingly and willfully devise, and intent to devise, a scheme to defraud and for obtaining money and property by means of material false and fraudulent pretenses, representations, and promises, and for the promise of executing such scheme, did cause, and attempt to cause, a wire communication to be transmitted in interstate commerce,” the indictment states.
Back in March, The New York Times reported “leaked news” that Rep. Gaetz is subject of a Federal sex trafficking investigation. Many mainstream news outlets immediately jumped on this news and started attacking the lawmaker with their made-up fraudulent claims and ridiculous accusations about his work and association with former President Donald Trump. Ever since the news broke out, the congressman maintained that he was being extorted but many in the mainstream media continued to attack him despite no evidence of such misconduct. At the same time when this news came out, many women were accusing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual misconduct but the mainstream media ignored that news despite ample evidence and accusations from former state employees.
Rep. Gaetz released a video statement detailing Alford’s inditement and confirmed that he is now officially exonerated.
Most of those media figures that jumped on this story accusing the congressman of ridiculous claims now remain silent on Alford’s inditement.
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