Prosecutors request forfeiture of more than $600,000 in assets from ex-tax collector Joel Greenberg

ORLANDO, Fla. — Lawyers for the U.S. Government have requested a forfeiture of more than $650,000 former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg admitted he stole from the county as part of a guilty plea.

In May, Greenberg pleaded guilty to six charges in federal court including child sex trafficking and wire fraud.


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According to a motion filed in court Monday, Greenberg admitted he made nearly $655,000 through the fraud scheme and has since “dissipated” the funds.

The motion requests that Greenberg’s assets be included as a possible substitute for the funds.

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The government is asking the judge to include the forfeiture when Greenberg’s sentence is announced.

Greenberg was originally scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 19, but the judge approved a motion to postpone his sentencing until Nov. 18.

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