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    Panama City, FL – Suspect pleads guilty in $25 million scheme to defraud Gaetz family

    Panama City, FL –

    FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WMBB) – The man accused of trying to extort $ 25 million from a politically powerful local family has pleaded guilty.

    Stephen Alford, 62, visited former Florida Senate Speaker Don Gaetz and told him he needed $ 25 million to free an Iranian prisoner.

    Congressman Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Speaks at a “Women for American First” event on Friday, April 9, 2021, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo / Marta Lavandier)

    Once that happened, Alford claimed he could then arrange a presidential pardon for Gaetz’s son, Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Niceville) who would be the subject of a federal investigation.

    Don Gaetz called authorities who placed an undercover FBI agent in the middle of a series of meetings between Alford and Don Gaetz in March and April this year.

    Alford pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. He is expected to be sentenced on February 16.

    Matt Gaetz’s investigation is ongoing. In October, several media reported that two high-level prosecutors had been added to the case.

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