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United States Federal Court House on May 17 in Orlando, Florida. Photo: Octavio Jones/Getty Images

Joel Greenberg, an ex-associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), is scheduled to be sentenced on August 19, after pleading guilty to six federal charges — including wire fraud and sex trafficking of a 17-year-old girl, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

The state of play: Greenberg, who was previously a Seminole County, Florida, tax commissioner, signed a plea deal last month, that was formally accepted by a judge on Thursday.

Per the deal, he agreed to provide prosecutors with "substantial assistance" in their investigation, including testifying in trials or federal grand juries as needed. Greenberg is also expected to provide documentation that could help the federal inquiry.

Of note via CNN: It's unclear whether Greenberg's cooperation will continue beyond sentencing.

Go deeper: Ex-Gaetz associate admits to sex trafficking, will cooperate with federal prosecutors

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Report: Prosecutors investigating whether Gaetz obstructed justice

Rep. Matt Gaetz during a May rally in Dalton, Georgia. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) denies he's obstructed justice after Politico reported late Wednesday that federal prosecutors are looking into the allegation as part of a sex crimes investigation.

Driving the news: Per Politico, the obstruction of justice inquiry centers on a call Gaetz had with a witness in the Department of Justice case against Joel Greenberg, a former associate of the congressman, who's pleaded guilty to charges including sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl and wire fraud.

Justice Department secures 2nd guilty plea stemming from Capitol riot

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Paul Hodgkins, 38, of Tampa pleaded guilty on Wednesday to obstruction of an official proceeding for participating in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Why it matters: Hodgkins is the second defendant to plead guilty in the Justice Department's sweeping criminal investigation of the Capitol insurrection, which has resulted in charges against more than 500 people thus far, according to Insider.

Bryan Walsh, author of Future
2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Axios AM Deep Dive: America’s murder surge

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images

Homicides rose at the fastest rate in at least six decades last year. This Axios AM Deep Dive, led by Future correspondent Bryan Walsh, looks at the state of gun crime.