2 Joel Greenberg associates indicted over alleged property fraud scheme

Company named in the indictment has a tie to a Seminole County forensic audit.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Two men with ties to disgraced Seminole County tax collector Joel Greenberg were arrested Monday over charges related to a property fraud scheme worth $12 million, federal records show.

Keith Ingersol and James Adamcyzk are facing 40 federal charges, according to the just-released federal indictment, including wire fraud and illegal monetary transactions.

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While the indictment does not explicitly mention Greenberg, it does reference a company Greenberg did business with while he was Seminole County’s Tax Collector.

According to the federal indictment, both Adamcyzk and Ingersol were partners in Shooters of Orlando, a limited-liability company investigators believed the pair used to facilitate their real estate scheme. According to a forensic audit performed on the Seminole County Tax Collector’s Office after Greenberg’s arrest, Shooters of Orlando was the same company which oversold a piece property to Greenberg less than 24 hours after purchasing it.

According to the audit, on May 10, 2017, Shooters of Orlando purchased a property in Winter Springs for $680,000. The next day, Shooters of Orlando sold the property to Greenberg’s office for a price of $810,000, plus $132,000 for furniture and fixtures. “Regardless of the appearance of this transaction, you can conclude that the tax collector overpaid by $262,000 in public funds for this property,” auditors stated in their final report.

It’s unclear if Greenberg is directly involved in the arrests of Ingersol and Adamcyzk, or if he contributed any useful knowledge to the investigation since the Winter Springs property was not explicitly listed in Monday’s indictment..

Earlier this year, Greenberg pleaded guilty to six charges, including child sex trafficking, production of a false document, aggravated identity theft, wire fraud, stalking and conspiracy to commit an offense against the U.S. In return, Greenberg agreed to work with prosecutors as they expand their investigation into other associates once in his inner circle of high-profile political friends, include Rep. Matt Gaetz. The Florida congressman has denied all wrongdoing and has not been charged.

Greenberg faces of mandatory minimum sentence of 12 years in federal prison because of the sex trafficking charge, but it could sentence Greenberg to less time if his level of cooperation is deemed substantial and paramount to the ongoing investigation.

Greenberg recently asked the federal judge in the case to push back his sentencing date to March 2022 as he continues to work with prosecutors.


About the Authors:

Christie joined the ClickOrlando team in November 2021.

Award-winning investigative reporter Merris Badcock joined the News 6 team in October 2020. Merris is the recipient of a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, a Suncoast Regional Emmy Award, four Suncoast Emmy Regional nominations, and two first-place Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists’ Awards.