The Daily Beast is reporting that “Big Joe” Ellicott, a former Florida radio host with “key information” about Rep. Matt Gaetz’s alleged sex crimes, has pleaded guilty in federal court in a deal that could see him testify against the controversial congressman.
Per the report: “Ellicott is the long-time best friend of corrupt Florida tax official Joel Greenberg, who was Gaetz’s wingman in the underage sex operation, according to several sources with direct knowledge of their relationship. Last year, The Daily Beast revealed that Ellicott knew intimate details about the teenage girl who was paid for sex by the group—and actually texted what essentially amounted to a confession that they were scrambling to try and coverup details about their sex with a 17-year-old from the feds.”
Ellicott is reportedly the best friend of Joel Greenberg, a former “wingman” of Gaetz who is said to be cooperating in the sex-trafficking investigation.
Greenberg was thrown in the spotlight last year after being indicted for using a small Central Florida tax agency like a fiefdom where he hired his friends for no-show jobs. That appears to be what took Ellicott down, The Daily Beast noted.