they didn’t want bad publicity for Epstein
they did not want other perpetrators exposed
they did not want the victims to object
Or all of the above
For 6 years, Epstein allegedly ran a sex trafficking ring that preyed on more than 30 documented [over 100] girls, some only 13 & personally raped and sexually assaulted many of them.
the right to be heard at any public proceeding in the district court
the right to confer with the prosecutors
the right to be treated with fairness and with respect for their dignity.
“the office never conferred with the victims about a NPA or told the victims that such an agreement was under consideration”
“mislead the victims to believe that federal prosecution was still a possibility” when they had already decided against it and informed Epstein's defense lawyers of that fact.
The USAtty’s Manual specifically says that when prosecutors are considering whether to offer a defendant a NPA, they must consider not only the defendant’s culpability,
⇨but the interests of any victims.
Judge Mara’s decision that prosecutors violated federal law, what comes next?
In addition, referrals could be made to the relevant attorney bar associations, to allow them EXAMINE THE CONDUCT of the DEFENSE ATTORNEYS involved in the conduct the judge has found to violate the law.
He should be fired or resign.
⭐️“the rescission or ‘reopening’ of a prosecutorial agreement, including a non-prosecution agreement, reached in violation of a prosecutor’s conferral obligations under the statute.”