SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — What we learn about Joel Greenberg’s restricted time in workplace comes from two locations: his public actions as Seminole County Tax Collector and his sprawling 33 depend federal indictment.
In 2016 Joel Greenberg entered the GOP race to tackle longtime Seminole County Tax Collector Ray Valdes. In a nasty Republican main, Greenberg gained and promptly began making waves.
One among his first actions was to announce that his employees would begin overtly carrying firearms whereas on the job. Ultimately then-Florida Lawyer normal Pam Bondi would inform Greenberg that, that was not allowed by legislation.
Greenberg would additionally begin dabbling in cryptocurrency, saying his workplace would settle for the foreign money as funds, though, in response to the Feds this was all a ploy to siphon cash out of the workplace and into his pocket.
There have been two visitors stops: one the place Greenberg pulled over a driver for dashing, although he’s not a police officer, and one other the place he was pulled over for dashing and requested to be let off.
In the meantime, Greenberg who ran towards Valdes in 2016 calling him corrupt (an allegation the state investigated and located no possible trigger) was hiring family and friends to work on the tax workplace in obscure, but high-paying jobs.
This was all earlier than 2019.
Earlier than he allegedly created faux on-line accounts to harass a political rival accusing him of getting intercourse with a pupil, earlier than he was arrested by federal brokers, earlier than federal brokers discovered faux IDs, earlier than the preliminary dozen expenses towards him had been expanded to incorporate intercourse trafficking and bribery of a public official, earlier than his connections to Congressman Matt Gaetz would spawn a separate investigation.