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Alleged Matt Gaetz extortion plot involved orgy, US hostage — and $25 million: report

The alleged extortion plot towards Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz apparently involved two males blackmailing him with particulars about an alleged orgy with prostitutes in an effort to get his dad to cough up $25 million to assist rescue American hostage Robert Levinson from Iran, in response to reviews on Wednesday.

The boys, former federal prosecutor David McGee and ex-Air Power intelligence officer Bob Kent, allegedly claimed that the FBI had pictures of Gaetz in a “sexual orgy with underage prostitutes,” the Washington Examiner reported.

They requested his dad, Don Gaetz, for cash for use to free Levinson — in trade for in some way getting the Division of Justice to drop its reported intercourse trafficking probe into the lawmaker, in response to the Examiner.

Levinson, a former FBI agent and CIA contractor who vanished in Iran in 2007, was declared useless by his household final 12 months.

Representative Matt Gaetz, (R-FL), speaks during a hearing in the Rayburn House office Building on Capitol Hill.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, (R-Fla.) speaks throughout a listening to within the Rayburn Home Workplace Constructing on Capitol Hill.REUTERS

The boys who approached Gaetz’s dad had no obvious connection to the sex-crimes investigation however in some way discovered about it earlier than it was made public, the Washington Put up reported.

Gaetz's father Don at the unveiling of his official portrait as Florida Senate President in 2014.
Gaetz’s father, Don, on the unveiling of his official portrait as Florida Senate president in 2014.
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The Examiner on Wednesday revealed a textual content message and a doc that purport to indicate their proposal to the elder Gaetz, a distinguished Florida Republican.

It’s not clear if the outlet authenticated the paperwork or who supplied them. 

They present that Kent, a former Air Power intelligence analyst, allegedly texted Don Gaetz in mid-March saying that he had a plan that would make his son’s “future authorized and political issues go away,” and claiming that Levinson was nonetheless alive.

“I want to speak with you instantly concerning the present federal investigation, and the indictment that’s about to be filed towards your son. I’ve a plan that may make his future authorized and political issues go away,” the alleged textual content states. 

“Final summer time, we situated Robert Levinson in Iran and took two proof of life movies, however the U.S. authorities foiled our rescue try. We now have yet one more alternative to rescue Levinson.” 

The following day, Don Gaetz allegedly met with Kent, the Examiner reported, and he handed over a three-page doc titled “Mission Homecoming” that detailed the alleged federal probe towards Matt Gaetz and how he may get out of it, so long as he coughed up $25 million. 

The primary web page of the doc, revealed by the outlet, is riddled with grammatical errors and claims the congressman is being investigated by the FBI for “varied public corruption and public integrity points.” It states the FBI “turned conscious of compromising photos” displaying Matt Gaetz and an unnamed “Election Official” involved in a “sexual orgy with underage prostitutes” in Maitland, Florida, outdoors Orlando and a grand jury has been convened within the Center District of Florida.

“Our technique for Congressman Gaetz to mitigate his authorized, and political, troubles can be for him, or another person, to rearrange for the funds required to acquire the rapid launch of Robert Levinson from captivity in Iran,” the doc states. 

“In exchanged for the funds being organized, and upon launch of Robert Levinson, Congressman Gaetz shall be given credit score for facilitating the discharge of Mr. Levinson… [he] shall even be on the plan that returns Mr. Levinson to freedom and shall be the particular person to ‘reunite’ Mr. Levinson along with his household and being Mr. Levinson again to the USA.” 

Don Gaetz contacted the FBI concerning the proposal and the company is investigating whether or not it constitutes an extortion try towards the Gaetz household, in response to the Washington Put up.

Former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who went missing in Iran, on March 9, 2007.
Former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who went lacking in Iran, on March 9, 2007.
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The discharge comes after the New York Instances revealed a report Tuesday saying federal investigators are working to find out if the congressman paid a 17-year-old for intercourse and enticed her to journey, which violates federal intercourse trafficking legal guidelines. 

Gaetz has emphatically denied the allegations and went on Tucker Carlson late Tuesday to say they’re a part of a $25 million extortion try involving McGee, a former federal prosecutor and present Beggs & Lane legal professional.

McGee has repeatedly denied his involvement within the alleged extortion, telling the Washington Put up on Tuesday the allegations are “a blatant try to distract from the truth that he’s below investigation for intercourse trafficking of minors.” 

“I’ve no reference to that case in any respect, aside from, one among a thousand individuals who have heard the rumors.”

McGee has lengthy represented the Levinson household of their quest to seek out the lacking operative. 

Don Gaetz, who advised Politico Wednesday he wore a wire throughout one among his alleged conferences with McGee on the behest of the FBI, claimed he requested his legal professional Jeffrey Neiman to determine a document of the cooperation with David Goldberg, an assistant US legal professional for the Northern District of Florida.

Matt Gaetz shared with Politico a March 25 e-mail allegedly despatched from Goldberg to Neiman confirming the association.

“I can affirm that your shopper is working with my workplace in addition to the FBI on the authorities’s request with a purpose to decide if a federal crime has been dedicated,” Goldberg reportedly wrote. “This has been mentioned with, and permitted by, the FBI in addition to management in my workplace and parts of major justice.”

Neiman and Kent couldn’t be reached by The Put up Wednesday night time.

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