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.
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.
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.