Latest from Matt Zapotosky

Gunman at Indianapolis FedEx facility was former employee, police say; victims identified

Brandon Hole, 19, killed eight people and left several others injured Thursday before shooting himself at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, police said Friday at a news conference.
  • Apr 16, 2021

How the Justice Department came to investigate Rep. Matt Gaetz

A stalking case against a Florida tax collector metastasized after authorities arrested him and seized electronic records pointing to the congressman, a prominent ally of former president Donald Trump.
  • Apr 15, 2021

Gaetz associate said to be cooperating with prosecutors in investigation of the congressman

Joel Greenberg, a former tax collector for Seminole County, Fla., is said to be providing prosecutors evidence against Rep. Matt Gaetz in a sex trafficking investigation.
  • Apr 13, 2021

House opens ethics investigation into Florida Republican Matt Gaetz

The probe will look at allegations of sexual misconduct, illicit drug use and displaying images of nude women on the House floor
  • Apr 9, 2021

Gaetz associate likely to strike plea deal with prosecutors in sex trafficking case

A prosecutor and a lawyer for Joel Greenberg revealed in court Thursday that they are having plea discussions, a potentially ominous sign for the congressman if his associate ultimately cooperates with prosecutors in a bid for leniency.
  • Apr 8, 2021

One officer dead after car rams Capitol barricade; suspect fatally shot by police, officials say

The incident on Friday comes less than three months after the Jan. 6 insurrection.
  • Apr 2, 2021

Gaetz is said to have boasted of his ‘access to women’ provided by friend charged in sex-trafficking case

Authorities are investigating whether the Republican congressman’s own sexual activity violated federal law.
  • Apr 2, 2021

Gaetz investigation complicated by overture to his father about ex-FBI agent who went missing

Facing a sex-crimes investigation, the Republican congressman has insisted his family is being extorted.
  • Mar 31, 2021

Rep. Matt Gaetz faces Justice Dept. investigation over alleged relationship with teen girl

The investigation has been complicated by the congressman’s assertion that his family is being extorted.
  • Mar 30, 2021
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Scamming pandemic relief

How scammers raked in millions of dollars in pandemic relief fraud schemes. Advice for vaccinated parents about what to do with their unvaccinated kids. And, what we know about the origin of the coronavirus.
  • Mar 30, 2021