Seminole County

Ex-tax collector Joel Greenberg’s sentencing delayed until November

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg will wait a little longer to find out how long he may spend behind bars.

Greenberg, who pleaded guilty to six charges, including child sex trafficking, in federal court in May, was originally scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 19.

READ: Ex-tax collector Joel Greenberg pleads guilty to 6 charges, including child sex trafficking

But a judge approved a motion on Wednesday to postpone his sentencing 90 days until Nov. 18.

In May, he pleaded guilty to six of the nearly three dozen charges he faced, and he admitted that he had paid at least one underage girl to have sex with him and other men.

SEE: Sketches of Joel Greenberg in federal court

As part of a cooperation agreement, Greenberg’s testimony could lead to others facing charges.

Stay tuned to Channel 9 Eyewitness News for updates on the case.

READ: Joel Greenberg to cooperate with investigators, plead guilty to 6 federal charges in court Monday

Sarah Wilson

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.