David McGee has been accused of trying to extort $25 million from Rep. Matt Gaetz, David is a former federal prosecutor in Florida who is now working at the firm Beggs & Lane.
Where Rep. Matt Gaetz is currently under a federal investigation for sex trafficking, which has gotten more complex after allegations of extortion. However, David denied this allegation as a “blatant attempt to distract” from the federal sex-trafficking probe that’s underway.
Who is David McGee?
He served as the former federal prosecutor in Florida, he has 37 years of experience and a well-known lawyer. Talking about his career, he graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in engineering science in 1970.
Later, David earned a JD degree from the same university in 1976 and he was accepted to the Bar in Florida. Before entering private practice, he was an employee of the federal government in various roles.
After graduation, he served as the Lead Attorney for an Organized Crime Task Force at the DoJ between 1983 and 1991. Then, he served as the First Assistant at the United States Attorney’s Office until 1996.
David won several awards such as Outstanding Service Awards, and two Certificates of Appreciation, including one from the Secret Service.
Recently, McGee was accused by Gaetz by calling the case against him ‘a case of organized criminal extortion’. The Congressman tweeted, “Over the past several weeks my family and I have been victims of organized criminal extortion involving a former DOJ official seeking $25 million while threatening to smear my name. We have been cooperating with federal authorities in this matter… ” He added that his father had been wearing a wire to help with the investigation. Gaetz also said, “I demand the DOJ immediately release the tapes, made at their direction, which implicates their former colleague in crimes against me based on false allegations.”
Gaetz named McGee as the former DoJ official in an interview with Tucker Carlson. In response, McGee has called the allegations “completely, totally false.” In an interview with the Daily Beast, McGee said, “this is a blatant attempt to distract from the fact that Matt Gaetz is apparently about to be indicted for sex trafficking underage girls”. He also welcomed the release of the tapes by the FBI, saying, “there is nothing on that tape that is untoward. It is a pleasant conversation of a dad concerned about his son and the trouble his son was in.”
There is not much information about his age or date of birth.