Matt Gaetz told Fox News host Tucker Carlson the extortion lay in an offer that if the Gaetz family came up with the $25 million, any charges against Matt or information about his bad behavior would vanish.What is the federal investigation into Matt Gaetz?
The federal investigation of Gaetz began in the closing months of the Trump-era Justice Department under then-Attorney General William Barr and was initially part of a broader probe into trafficking allegations against another Florida politician, Joel Greenberg.Who is Stephen Alford and why was he arrested?
© Drew Angerer/Getty Stephen Alford was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly offering to secure a presidential pardon for Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) in exchange for $25 million. Gaetz is pictured during news conference in Washington, D.C. on July 27, 2021.Who is Robert Alford and why is he in prison?
In 2015, Alford was released from prison after serving a 10-year sentence for fraud in connection to an investment scheme. He reportedly got the US Air Force to trade a swampland in exchange for prime Gulf-front property on Okaloosa Island.