Conviction of former tax collector Joel Greenberg postponed to November – WFTV


SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla .– Former Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg will wait a little longer to find out how long he could be behind bars.

Greenberg, who pleaded guilty to six counts, including child sex trafficking, in federal court in May, was initially due to be sentenced on August 19.

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

But a judge on Wednesday approved a motion to extend his 90-day sentence until Nov. 18.

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

SEE: Joel Greenberg’s sketch in federal court

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

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

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


Esther L. Steinbach