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Friend of Florida tax collector in Gaetz case pleads guilty

  • Published on Jan 25, 2022
  • A former employee in the office of a Florida tax collector whose arrest triggered an investigation into U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz has pleaded guilty to fraud and drug charges.
    Court documents showed that Joseph Ellicott pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services fraud and distribution of a controlled substance.
    Ellicott was a friend of former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg and was hired as a special projects manager in the tax collector's office.
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Comments • 789

  • A J
    A J 3 months ago +26

    Bye Bye Gaetz,....it's been horrible knowing you.

  • Barry Gaynor
    Barry Gaynor 3 months ago +205

    Two sets of rules: one for the rich and powerful and politically well-connected, and one for the rest of the people.

    • Rodney Oneil
      Rodney Oneil 3 months ago

      @Mike Felix And that's wasn't enough!!

    • Rodney Oneil
      Rodney Oneil 3 months ago

      Get ready max, or Scott , or whatever, you're going Down!!

    • Storm
      Storm 3 months ago +1

      @Lovely yea i agree! The fight is real. Just to be counted as a human…. That was a real fight. Like we look like you, have the same organs as you, and limbs n blood sweat n tears yet counted as animals/ property. Soooo messed up. And that way of thinking lives still today. Yes i know. It’s disgusting n heartbreaking.
      And i agree all those men knew exactly what they were doing n the consequences of their actions. That kind of mindset is a much deeper issue. Not an excuse because there is no excuse for their actions. At All!! The damage they did can’t be versed. All those young girls n women will never be the same.
      I thank you for your insight, your view, n your knowledge on shedding light on this matter.

  • Dimples
    Dimples 3 months ago +126

    The average person has no say in who the leaders are, the donors have the say. There is no equality or fair election when you win based on how much money you have. There should be no money involved so everyone is represented equally.

    • Rodney Oneil
      Rodney Oneil 3 months ago

      But,of course, that wouldn't Even Happen

    • The Contractor
      The Contractor 3 months ago

      @L X Have a party with your dolls to cheer up, Princess.

    • Rudy Leotardo
      Rudy Leotardo 3 months ago

      Ppl posting this same comment over and over, copy & paste?

  • David Howell
    David Howell 3 months ago +58

    Florida knows how to pick them

    • Mack Jr Bell
      Mack Jr Bell 3 months ago +18

      "Only the best people". Only in Amerikkka.

  • wP Twixtor
    wP Twixtor 3 months ago +12

    I love how the emphasize the drugs and fraud but not the SEX TRAFFICKING OF A CHILD. Seems to be very prevalent in the "well connected"

    • Alice
      Alice 3 months ago +3

      That’s exactly what I said

  • Elizabeth🔞𝓕**СК МЕ - СНЕ𝓒𝓚 𝓜𝓨 Р𝓡0𝓕𝓘𝓛Е

    I've been on this earth for 40 years and never had a friend involved in fraud or drug distribution. We set our standards pretty low for our leadership nowadays.

  • Candace 𝔽**СК МЕ - СНЕℂ𝕂 𝕄𝕐 Рℝ𝟘𝔽𝕀𝕃Е💛

    After all his tough talk I have a feeling we'll be seeing the "tears of a clown"

    • Harry Sher
      Harry Sher 3 months ago

      True dat and he'll be running to Mama and Papa 🙄🥳🤯🙈

  • Léon Pluymaekers
    Léon Pluymaekers 3 months ago +19

    I can hear it now:
    "ALL ABOARD!!! Now loading, on Track 69, the Pizza Gaetz, Interstates, paedophile special. Destination: PRISON! ALL ABOARD!!"

  • Darak Blackfyre
    Darak Blackfyre 3 months ago +29

    After all his tough talk I have a feeling we'll be seeing the "tears of a clown"😭🤡

  • Touch. Me. I Will Turn You ONN

    I've been on this earth for 40 years and never had a friend involved in fraud or drug distribution. We set our standards pretty low for our leadership nowadays.

    ASAPxAGERA 3 months ago +257

    Lock this creep up please.

  • Phil Laurin
    Phil Laurin 3 months ago +4

    I tell ya, he surrounds himself with amazing people.

  • DTFonMyBalls
    DTFonMyBalls 3 months ago +6

    I've been on this earth for 40 years and never had a friend involved in fraud or drug distribution. We set our standards pretty low for our leadership nowadays.

    • Edward Martinez
      Edward Martinez 3 months ago

      @peter renshaw No it shows your circle of associates. When you lay with republican dog's flea's are your crew.

    • peter renshaw
      peter renshaw 3 months ago

      well if your friend killed someone or raped someone or sold drugs to someone or stole of someone .you must be guilty as well and you should go to jail as well . lets get real all of you would get this thrown out of court on the bases you did not do the crime (so stop judging someone on someone else actions because it fits your narrative ) .You would be outraged if the shoe was on the other foot ,double standards come to mind .

    • Scottie Lover
      Scottie Lover 3 months ago

      DTF, I am 75 years old and never had a friend or anyone I know.

  • Raymund Swales
    Raymund Swales 3 months ago +72

    Why bother even making it up.
    They are all falling by the wayside.
    One by one.

  • Happy Bergner
    Happy Bergner 3 months ago +3

    Well, maybe at least one of them (Gaetz) may get justice.

  • Lorenzo Carmagnola
    Lorenzo Carmagnola 3 months ago +18

    Why is this guy still in Congress.

    • Yolly
      Yolly 3 months ago +1

      Bc he’s a Republican and he has money 💰

  • Ryan
    Ryan 3 months ago +4

    why does he look so evil though. Like he couldn't hide anything..he just looks like a villan.

  • William HUNG
    William HUNG 3 months ago +22

    It must be nice, when you are paying a lawmakers salaries. Then in return, you get the shaft without Vaseline.

    • Faux Que
      Faux Que 3 months ago +2

      What is nice is paying a civil servant, a civil servants salary, and yet they somehow amass a 150 million dollar fortune. They have exceptional stock trading skills that rival Warren Buffet. Always gaining, never losing a dime. It's almost like they know ahead of time what's going to happen. They used to jail people for that, inside trading. Ask Martha Stewart

  • David Garcia
    David Garcia 3 months ago +26

    No more lobbying or financial support from big corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Boeing, Northrup contract lobbying or support from any companies to people running for office. Enough of that crap already too!

  • Ann Moore
    Ann Moore 3 months ago +3

    Good 👍 Why is it taking so long! What more evidence do you need! Little Girl's being with this grown Man in a hotel
    Please 🥺

  • fayebaby Norman
    fayebaby Norman 3 months ago +8

    Lock him up in jail and throw away the key!

  • Skabetti Spaghetti
    Skabetti Spaghetti 3 months ago +4

    Gaetz is so slimy. He absolutely makes my skin crawl.

  • Jason Hardy
    Jason Hardy 3 months ago +69

    Do you still love seeing your own face on the tv, Matt?

  • Artstrology
    Artstrology 3 months ago +2

    Stenographers and copy machine repairpersons are in high demand, and investigators get top dollar. There is a nest of rats scurrying.

  • A J
    A J 3 months ago +2

    They need to get his passport, BEFORE he leaves the country and finds asylum somewhere,...probably Russia.

  • Stephanie S
    Stephanie S 3 months ago +2

    i don't understand how these two guys are in or going to jail while gaetz is a free man. is there senate privilege or is it learning from the master (45) in how to stay above the law?

  • Laura Kilner
    Laura Kilner 3 months ago +7

    Good Lord. These guys have a way too much free time on their hands.

  • John Holliday
    John Holliday 3 months ago

    "We can do the innuendo we can dance and sing.. . "

  • Gambit
    Gambit 3 months ago

    To by on that jury! 🤗

  • Lili81
    Lili81 3 months ago +27

    Popcorn time 🍿😁

    RINGO GRINGO 3 months ago

    This news comes to you from Left Field, way out there in left field. You might say it's off the wall.

  • Madeline 🍆 T[A]P Me!! To Have [S]EX💞 With Me

    The average person has no say in who the leaders are, the donors have the say. There is no equality or fair election when you win based on how much money you have. There should be no money involved so everyone is represented equally.

  • RoiBuie FLP
    RoiBuie FLP 3 months ago +43

    Gaetz will step up to a new level of desperation beyond what he has displayed recently. 🍿

  • Walt Snow
    Walt Snow 3 months ago +19

    The dominoes are all falling FAST !! ..........................getting loud, and Louder, and LOUDER and L O U D E R !

  • Ken Tichy
    Ken Tichy 3 months ago +2


  • susan sellars
    susan sellars 3 months ago +2

    Gaetz is the creepy guy that lives next door, if he knocks, Just ignore him!

  • Equality For All
    Equality For All 3 months ago +61

    Walls are closing in Matt :)

    • Leon Black
      Leon Black 3 months ago +1

      Pretty old and played out saying at this point.

  • kaldrazidrim
    kaldrazidrim 3 months ago +4

    Tick tock, Matt.

  • KIT
    KIT 3 months ago +2


  • Larry Lindsey
    Larry Lindsey 3 months ago

    Matt, I have 4 words of advice, just 4 words, Are you listening Matt?

  • superpont
    superpont 3 months ago +1

    I fail to see what the friend has to do with the other.

  • James Vengren
    James Vengren 3 months ago

    He dident have the money to fight it

  • Chuck Chapman
    Chuck Chapman 3 months ago +3

    I'll believe it when I see it. 🙏

  • Tom Cruise
    Tom Cruise 3 months ago +1

    The noose is tightening, Gaetz 👍

  • chelsea100%
    chelsea100% 3 months ago

    Pretty standard for Republicans....👍👍

  • Some Canine
    Some Canine 3 months ago

    Oh wow, someone's friend got arrested? Are wood chips coming up from this barrel scraping?

  • dublinjazz1
    dublinjazz1 3 months ago +115

    Matt is being hooked up to an intravenous drip of Imodium as we speak😂

    • Captain BoneSpur
      Captain BoneSpur 3 months ago +2

      I heard he wants his cell to smell of Play-Do and training bras!

    • mizzury54
      mizzury54 3 months ago +4

      I'm trying very hard to stop reading the comments on RU-clip but in a sea of stupid there are still gems like this one.

    • comfortably numb
      comfortably numb 3 months ago +3

      Can I install it? Please? 😂

    • Gretta Paisley
      Gretta Paisley 3 months ago +5

      Ohh hell yeah, I love it
      Wait until his friend from Florida Mr Ron desensitized

  • Andrew McCormick
    Andrew McCormick 3 months ago +48

    Don’t drop the soap Matt G

  • Rico Hernandez Jr.
    Rico Hernandez Jr. 3 months ago +2

    Hula-Hoop Gaetz…

  • GlenClark Chidley
    GlenClark Chidley 3 months ago

    Matt is going to luv prison life!

  • Holly Austin
    Holly Austin 3 months ago

    Why hasn't Matt G. Been charged? I mean I believe they have plenty of evidence; I base that off clips I have seen and heard about his involvement. Justice? I'm glad his buddies are behind bars but he was right there with them doing the exact same things. I am starting to think their is zero justice.

  • seeni gzty
    seeni gzty 3 months ago

    Well, maybe at least one of them (Gaetz) may get justice.

    • qopoy dnon
      qopoy dnon 3 months ago

      thing, they love sexual predators

  • Tablespoon Senpai
    Tablespoon Senpai 3 months ago

    lock em up

  • WildFlowerChica
    WildFlowerChica 3 months ago +1

    Prepare to hold someone's pocket Matty

  • Ipapa Raymond
    Ipapa Raymond 3 months ago

    Lock him up

  • Backyard Advocate
    Backyard Advocate 3 months ago

    Saw a guy in Miami wearing a tee:
    The funny thing is people thought it was a Gaetz fan!

  • robert smith
    robert smith 3 months ago

    Sometimes we think we vote

  • - [P A U L A]- Go To My ChanneI! L!VE NOW

    Lock this creep up please.

  • Eddieisherenow
    Eddieisherenow 3 months ago +1

    Bird's of a feather flock together .

  • Vin Hennessy
    Vin Hennessy 3 months ago

    Hmmm….I smell smoke, Matt.

  • Insurgent Ewok
    Insurgent Ewok 3 months ago

    The swamp that trump swims in!

  • Z3R0 M354
    Z3R0 M354 3 months ago +1

    How am I not surprised..

  • Tek Powers
    Tek Powers 3 months ago

    This guy is still walking around? Oh thats right we only arrest poor Wal-Mart people.....

  • Robert Genson
    Robert Genson 3 months ago

    Hope they charge arrest prosocuted and sentence matt gantz to prison for 20 years

  • Adel
    Adel 3 months ago

    Matt 💕

  • Terrence Kane
    Terrence Kane 3 months ago

    Matt Gaetz will not do well in state or federal prison.

  • Rixar13
    Rixar13 3 months ago

    ☘ Irish Honey Badger - Please accept my deepest condolences 😇

  • Kimberly Cobbs
    Kimberly Cobbs 3 months ago +8

    The democracy governing the people has been re-defined

  • Andreas Persson
    Andreas Persson 3 months ago +1

    You are the company you keep?

  • Miguel Ojinaga
    Miguel Ojinaga 3 months ago +212

    They’re coming for you Matt! Your friends are turning on you like trumps friends are turning on him! Lmao

      TURKEYNATION 3 months ago +2

      @Peter Wilson what ever you say Pete your words are there to be read and they tell me a different story.

    • Peter Wilson
      Peter Wilson 3 months ago

      @TURKEYNATION I'm not about money, and I haven't sold my soul to Satan. Can't I support the political candidate of my choosing? Please keep the other world out of this world as Satan has nothing on me. I believe in God; I believe in redemption also. Learn to be forgiving, perhaps America would be a much better place.

    • Miguel Ojinaga
      Miguel Ojinaga 3 months ago +1

      @Woodland Gangsta yup! They can all wait! Lmao

    • Peter Wilson
      Peter Wilson 3 months ago

      @Tom Cousino Tommy, Matt isn't going to jail. You're wishful thinking. Show some love dude. And why should you want me to go to jail, I haven't broken any laws. Man, so much hate. We no longer have the right to support any political candidates we like. Matt knows how to make money, and besides, he's a cool dude. What is becoming of America--alas!

      TURKEYNATION 3 months ago +1

      @Peter Wilson sold his soul to the devil and worships money

  • greg williams
    greg williams 3 months ago

    Another deal to testify on gaetz....lmao

  • vbddfy euuyt
    vbddfy euuyt 3 months ago

    And send him to a real prison, no country club white collar staycation.

  • Judy Chandler
    Judy Chandler 3 months ago +1

    OOPS !! 🙈

  • Jill Ellis
    Jill Ellis 3 months ago +1

    Is ANYONE shocked? They all have the same damn profile

  • Joe Adams
    Joe Adams 3 months ago

    Can anyone explain to me what wire fraud is....it's got nothing to do with coat hangers eh, like my partner says ?

  • Caller
    Caller 3 months ago

    I hear Dove soap is the best. It keeps a good lather and has oil in it to keep your skin nice and soft, among other things.

  • reeferman69
    reeferman69 3 months ago +1

    so nothing to do with Gates himself?

  • Next Day Reptiles
    Next Day Reptiles 3 months ago

    oh THE FRIEND.

  • Jennifer Coleman
    Jennifer Coleman 3 months ago

    Oh the irony

  • []#*°• jelly_KR3W•°*#[]:7 •ASOUE•

    The average person has no say in who the leaders are, the donors have the say. There is no equality or fair election when you win based on how much money you have. There should be no money involved so everyone is represented equally.

  • Tommy Oliver
    Tommy Oliver 3 months ago


  • Greg
    Greg 3 months ago

    Just another soap opera to fool the masses.

  • Eche pasa montañas
    Eche pasa montañas 3 months ago

    Good news

  • Debbie B
    Debbie B 3 months ago +4

    The walls are closing in Matt!

  • Mure242
    Mure242 3 months ago +1


  • Joe Zamecki
    Joe Zamecki 3 months ago +4


  • Anthony Puzyn
    Anthony Puzyn 3 months ago

    He also stuck gum under his desk in 4th grade , better get a special prosecutor.....

  • True Love Jumping Rope
    True Love Jumping Rope 3 months ago +78

    And send him to a real prison, no country club white collar staycation.

    • Charles
      Charles 3 months ago

      @KEVA1701 again if the prosecuters feel they have enough to charge him they will but until then you are just making assumptions because you don't like him and that is not fair to anybody nor does it show any objectivity. Most of it is all speculation right now to us.

    • Charles
      Charles 3 months ago

      @C R who is a white supremacist? How did this become about race?

    GODEED 3 months ago +7

    Stay the course. Vote every election. Primaries, November 2022, November 2024...

  • Keith McGrael
    Keith McGrael 3 months ago

    No way not one of Matt's butt buddys oh wait maybe they can share a cell

  • Byecats Stacey
    Byecats Stacey 3 months ago +143

    Gaetz should be stripped of every Congressional Committee assignment while this is on-going - yet somehow Republicans find no reason for concern, rather they encourage him. Egregious.

    • Matt Barker
      Matt Barker 3 months ago

      Bruh..... You're really gonna go that route.... With the clown in the white house? Lmfao

      ONE AND DONE T ZONE 3 months ago +1

      @Nash well said! God Bless!!

    • Nash
      Nash 3 months ago

      @Pasture Expectations Farm Very true

  • Jonathan Aman
    Jonathan Aman 3 months ago +1

    Gaetz, but with barb wire fencing.

  • Mark Ackery
    Mark Ackery 3 months ago

    Jail him

  • Au Golding
    Au Golding 3 months ago +4

    It just Gaetz better and better!

  • theresa dirocco
    theresa dirocco 3 months ago

    Matty petty going down

  • Miss Grinch
    Miss Grinch 3 months ago +1

    Winter has arrived for big mouth Gaetz.

  • E Wat
    E Wat 3 months ago

    Republican family values, huh?

  • Steve Hazlewood
    Steve Hazlewood 3 months ago

    Oh no not poor Matt..just another victim going to prison soon..

  • Non Ya
    Non Ya 3 months ago +1

    Why is QAnon not saying anything on this? I thought this was their bread and butter 🤷

  • Ken Lichtenwalter
    Ken Lichtenwalter 3 months ago

    Matt's gonna make that orange jumpsuit look 😊