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Restitution Agreement Reached with Former Tax Collector Joel Greenberg

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL (December 14, 2021)-- While investigations remain ongoing, Seminole County Attorney Bryant Applegate announced on Tuesday morning the verbal agreement of restitution in the amount of over $1.87 million from former Seminole County Tax Collector Joel Greenberg. Over the course of several meetings with outside counsel Kara Wick of Foley & Lardner, LLP, current Seminole County Tax Collector J.R. Kroll, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and Frtiz Scheller, Greenberg’s attorney, a tentative verbal agreement was reached. 

The first step in collecting restitution was a Federal order establishing an account for deposited funds. Either at sentencing or prior to, funds should be made available in this account for Seminole County to collect restitution. If the funds are unavailable, the County Attorney’s Office, if approved by the Board of County Commissioners, will further pursue the payments owed. 

The amount expected to be returned to tax payers was derived from Seminole County’s audit of Greenberg’s administration. 

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