The sentencing for Stephen Alford, who is accused of attempting to extort Rep. Matt Gaetz, is now scheduled for Aug. 22 after being delayed for a fifth time.
As recapped by the Northwest Florida Daily News, Alford was accused of falsely promising that he could secure a pardon for Gaetz from President Donald Trump in exchange for $25 million. That money would have then allegedly been used to free a former CIA agent held in Iran.
Gaetz, of course, is still under investigation for allegedly having sex with an underage girl. Alford could face up to 20 years in prison.
– Ryan Nicol, Florida Politics