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Prosecutors Recommend Not Charging Gaetz In Sex-Trafficking Case

Matt Gaetz

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  • Career federal prosecutors have reportedly recommended against charging GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz is a sex-trafficking investigation, telling Justice Department superiors that a conviction is unlikely.
  • The recommendation is in part because of credibility issues with the case’s two key witnesses, people familiar with the matter told The Washington Post, which on Friday reported on the status of the roughly 2-year-old investigation.
  • Senior department officials have not made a final decision on whether to charge Gaetz, but rejecting such advice is rare, said the newspaper’s sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

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