Washington (CNN) Federal authorities investigating alleged sex trafficking by GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz have secured the cooperation of the congressman's ex-girlfriend, according to people familiar with the matter.
Information from Greenberg in the lead-up to his plea agreement has already helped investigators further their scrutiny of the congressman.
Gaetz has repeatedly denied he ever had sex with a minor or paid for sex.
"Congressman Gaetz doesn't seem to be named nor referenced in Mr. Greenberg's plea," said Gaetz spokesman Harlan Hill.
"Congressman Gaetz has never had sex with a minor and has never paid for sex.
Mr. Greenberg has now pleaded guilty to falsely accusing someone else of sex with a minor.
As part of his plea agreement, Greenberg is required to cooperate fully with the federal government in other ongoing investigations and prosecutions. »