(BREITBART) -- Florida businessman Stephen Alford pleaded guilty in federal court last week for attempting to extort $25 million from Rep. Matt Gaetz’s (R-FL) family in exchange for making as of yet unproven allegations of sexual impropriety against the congressman disappear.
“Alford, who had entered a not guilty plea Oct. 1, changed that plea at a 2 p.m., Monday hearing in Pensacola before U.S. Magistrate Elizabeth Timothy,” reported Northwest Florida Daily News. “He pleaded guilty to one of the three counts of wire fraud he was originally charged with.”
“A charge of tampering with evidence was thrown out. That charge resulted from Alford destroying a cellphone before federal agents could confiscate it,” the report added.
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