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 4 months ago +26

    Bye Bye Gaetz,'s been horrible knowing you.

  • Barry Gaynor
    Barry Gaynor 4 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.

  • 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.

  • Dimples
    Dimples 4 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 4 months ago +58

    Florida knows how to pick them

    • Mack Jr Bell
      Mack Jr Bell 4 months ago +18

      "Only the best people". Only in Amerikkka.

    ASAPxAGERA 4 months ago +257

    Lock this creep up please.

  • Léon Pluymaekers
    Léon Pluymaekers 4 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 4 months ago +29

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

  • Phil Laurin
    Phil Laurin 3 months ago +4

    I tell ya, he surrounds himself with amazing people.

  • 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 🙄🥳🤯🙈

  • DTFonMyBalls
    DTFonMyBalls 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • 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.

  • Lorenzo Carmagnola
    Lorenzo Carmagnola 4 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 💰

  • Happy Bergner
    Happy Bergner 4 months ago +3

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

  • Ryan
    Ryan 4 months ago +4

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

  • True Love Jumping Rope
    True Love Jumping Rope 4 months ago +78

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

    • Charles
      Charles 4 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 4 months ago

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

  • Raymund Swales
    Raymund Swales 4 months ago +72

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

  • Skabetti Spaghetti
    Skabetti Spaghetti 3 months ago +4

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

  • David Garcia
    David Garcia 4 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!

  • William HUNG
    William HUNG 4 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 4 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

  • Ann Moore
    Ann Moore 4 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 🥺

  • Jason Hardy
    Jason Hardy 4 months ago +69

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

  • Artstrology
    Artstrology 4 months ago +2

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

  • Stephanie S
    Stephanie S 4 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 4 months ago +7

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

  • RoiBuie FLP
    RoiBuie FLP 4 months ago +43

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

  • A J
    A J 4 months ago +2

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

  • John Holliday
    John Holliday 4 months ago

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

  • Walt Snow
    Walt Snow 4 months ago +19

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

  • susan sellars
    susan sellars 3 months ago +2

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

    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.

  • fayebaby Norman
    fayebaby Norman 4 months ago +8

    Lock him up in jail and throw away the key!

  • Gambit
    Gambit 4 months ago

    To by on that jury! 🤗

  • 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.

  • Ken Tichy
    Ken Tichy 4 months ago +2


  • kaldrazidrim
    kaldrazidrim 4 months ago +4

    Tick tock, Matt.

  • Equality For All
    Equality For All 4 months ago +61

    Walls are closing in Matt :)

    • Leon Black
      Leon Black 4 months ago +1

      Pretty old and played out saying at this point.

  • Larry Lindsey
    Larry Lindsey 4 months ago

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

  • chelsea100%
    chelsea100% 3 months ago

    Pretty standard for Republicans....👍👍

  • James Vengren
    James Vengren 4 months ago

    He dident have the money to fight it

  • KIT
    KIT 4 months ago +2


  • Andrew McCormick
    Andrew McCormick 4 months ago +48

    Don’t drop the soap Matt G

  • dublinjazz1
    dublinjazz1 4 months ago +115

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

    • Captain BoneSpur
      Captain BoneSpur 4 months ago +2

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

    • mizzury54
      mizzury54 4 months ago +4

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

    • comfortably numb
      comfortably numb 4 months ago +3

      Can I install it? Please? 😂

    • Gretta Paisley
      Gretta Paisley 4 months ago +5

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

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

    Lock this creep up please.

  • GlenClark Chidley
    GlenClark Chidley 4 months ago

    Matt is going to luv prison life!

  • Tom Cruise
    Tom Cruise 4 months ago +1

    The noose is tightening, Gaetz 👍

  • robert smith
    robert smith 3 months ago

    Sometimes we think we vote

  • Some Canine
    Some Canine 4 months ago

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

  • Ipapa Raymond
    Ipapa Raymond 4 months ago

    Lock him up

  • Terrence Kane
    Terrence Kane 3 months ago

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

  • Tablespoon Senpai
    Tablespoon Senpai 3 months ago

    lock em up

  • Robert Genson
    Robert Genson 4 months ago

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

  • Mack Jr Bell
    Mack Jr Bell 4 months ago +48

    "Only the best people". Only in Amerikkka.

      TURKEYNATION 4 months ago +2

      @Pasture Expectations Farm Remember we are Lizard people who eat children at your local pizza parlor SNORTING FAT RAILS OF ADRENACROME..... DO NOT MESS WITH US

  • Byecats Stacey
    Byecats Stacey 4 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

  • Rico Hernandez Jr.
    Rico Hernandez Jr. 4 months ago +2

    Hula-Hoop Gaetz…

  • WildFlowerChica
    WildFlowerChica 4 months ago +1

    Prepare to hold someone's pocket Matty

  • Z3R0 M354
    Z3R0 M354 4 months ago +1

    How am I not surprised..

  • MrGruffteddybear
    MrGruffteddybear 4 months ago +52

    Meanwhile, Matt's daddy is desperately searching for a way to bribe his son out of trouble.

    • Joy Walker
      Joy Walker 4 months ago +2

      @War Rior When it's a big case like this it can take a while the reason why is so they can make sure he gets the most time also sometimes murderers cases can take 3 years it's because it can take time and they want to make sure they have all the evidence and to get the maximum amount of time..

    • Hudson Hughes
      Hudson Hughes 4 months ago

      He needs to get the Byrde Family on the case

    • War Rior
      War Rior 4 months ago +3

      matt is not going to be charged. it's been a year. do you really think they can make a case when it's a year old? XD my neighbor stole a $2 snicker at a liquor store and they put him in jail the next day. This guy is touching kids and he's still acting high and mighty because he is.

  • Adel
    Adel 4 months ago

    Matt 💕

  • Miss Kimberly
    Miss Kimberly 4 months ago +75

    Uh oh. Matty's got quite the adventure ahead of him.

    • Charles
      Charles 3 months ago

      @Miss Kimberly why would gaetz need to be pardoned??????? You need to be charged with a crime and put in jail in order to be pardoned.

    • Miss Kimberly
      Miss Kimberly 3 months ago

      @Charles Actually, is hasn't been proven that the whole thing was made up. It was proven that one of Trump's leeches told Me. Gaetz that he could pay for a pardon. 🤣🤣🤣 The guy who offered that is in his own adventure.

  • Chuck Chapman
    Chuck Chapman 4 months ago +3

    I'll believe it when I see it. 🙏

  • Au Golding
    Au Golding 3 months ago +4

    It just Gaetz better and better!

  • greg williams
    greg williams 4 months ago

    Another deal to testify on gaetz....lmao

  • Insurgent Ewok
    Insurgent Ewok 4 months ago

    The swamp that trump swims in!

  • Vin Hennessy
    Vin Hennessy 4 months ago

    Hmmm….I smell smoke, Matt.

  • Joe Zamecki
    Joe Zamecki 4 months ago +4

  • 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.

  • Rixar13
    Rixar13 3 months ago

    ☘ Irish Honey Badger - Please accept my deepest condolences 😇

  • Tommy Oliver
    Tommy Oliver 4 months ago


  • Eddieisherenow
    Eddieisherenow 4 months ago +1

    Bird's of a feather flock together .

  • 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

  • Eche pasa montañas
    Eche pasa montañas 4 months ago

    Good news

  • 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!

  • Andreas Persson
    Andreas Persson 4 months ago +1

    You are the company you keep?

  • Kimberly Cobbs
    Kimberly Cobbs 3 months ago +8

    The democracy governing the people has been re-defined

  • vbddfy euuyt
    vbddfy euuyt 3 months ago

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

  • Keith McGrael
    Keith McGrael 3 months ago

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

  • HR Whitney
    HR Whitney 4 months ago +11

    And another one bites the dust

  • Mark Ackery
    Mark Ackery 3 months ago

    Jail him

  • Jill Ellis
    Jill Ellis 4 months ago +1

    Is ANYONE shocked? They all have the same damn profile

  • Lili81
    Lili81 4 months ago +27

    Popcorn time 🍿😁

  • Victoria Vierra Wong
    Victoria Vierra Wong 3 months ago


  • Holly Austin
    Holly Austin 4 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.

  • Greg
    Greg 4 months ago

    Just another soap opera to fool the masses.

  • Ken Lichtenwalter
    Ken Lichtenwalter 3 months ago

    Matt's gonna make that orange jumpsuit look 😊

  • superpont
    superpont 4 months ago +1

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

  • Judy Chandler
    Judy Chandler 4 months ago +1

    OOPS !! 🙈

  • Miss Grinch
    Miss Grinch 4 months ago +1

    Winter has arrived for big mouth Gaetz.

  • E Wat
    E Wat 3 months ago

    Republican family values, huh?

  • Jennifer Coleman
    Jennifer Coleman 4 months ago

    Oh the irony

  • Next Day Reptiles
    Next Day Reptiles 4 months ago

    oh THE FRIEND.

  • Tek Powers
    Tek Powers 3 months ago

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

  • b4
    b4 4 months ago +3

    gaetz for jail

  • Mark Ackery
    Mark Ackery 3 months ago

    Jail the abuser.

  • ba sook
    ba sook 4 months ago

    why Gaetz is still in congress? this looks good on Biden

  • Jonathan Aman
    Jonathan Aman 4 months ago +1

    Gaetz, but with barb wire fencing.

  • reeferman69
    reeferman69 4 months ago +1

    so nothing to do with Gates himself?

  • Bill Dobbins
    Bill Dobbins 4 months ago

    Typical Democrat prosecution!

  • Barry Coates
    Barry Coates 4 months ago

    Matt has nothing to worry about. He will just point at Ilhan Omar.