Joel Greenberg friend and former employee to plead guilty in federal court
Former Seminole County, Florida, tax collector Joel Greenberg talks to the Orlando Sentinel in September 2019 at his office in Lake Mary, Florida. - Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Orlando Sentinel/TNS

ORLANDO, Fla. — Joe Ellicott — a close friend of Joel Greenberg and a former radio talk show host — has agreed to plead guilty to paying thousands of dollars in a cash bribe to the disgraced Seminole County tax collector on behalf of an unnamed company, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. In return, Greenberg would pay the company to “provide goods and services” at inflated prices to the public office as part of a “corrupt” conspiracy, according to court documents. Ellicott, 43, has also agreed to plead guilty to illegally selling more than $5,000 worth of Adderall, a prescription drug us...