Investigators are looking at the nature of Mr Gaetz’s relationship with a 17-year-old woman and if it broke federal sex-trafficking and prostitution laws.
Mr Gaetz has confirmed the investigation is ongoing but strongly denied any wrongdoing on his part.
He has claimed that he is also the victim of a $25 million extortion plot relating to the investigation.
“Over the past several weeks my family and I have been victims of an organized criminal extortion involving a former DOJ official seeking $25 million while threatening to smear my name,” Mr Gaetz said in a statement.
“We have been cooperating with federal authorities in this matter and my father has even been wearing a wire at the FBI’s direction to catch these criminals.”
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