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Federal appeals court in NY moves to unseal documents in #JeffreyEpstein case that could reveal evidence of an international sex trafficking operation hrld.us/2TCLS3L
"Acosta not only knew about the breach, records show he subsequently defended it."

9 months before cutting a covert plea deal with #Epstein, Alex #Acosta was notified that the lead prosecutor had concealed information in another underage sex crimes case miamiherald.com/news/politics-…
"US District Court Judge Zloch copied #Acosta on his order, noting, “The court is at a total loss as to why the Office of the US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida found it appropriate to intentionally withhold ... information from the court.’’
Prosecutors' decision to charge Jeffrey #Epstein with a crime involving an older girl as part of his already unconscionably lenient plea deal, rather than the 14-year-old who first reported him, has eased his obligations to register as a sex offender
"The state and federal prosecutors’ offices in Florida that were involved in #Epstein’s case declined to comment on why the older victim was selected.

Through a spokeswoman, #Acosta also declined to comment on that issue, as did an attorney for Epstein."
“I can tell you that when the judge asked the prosecutor whether the victims were informed, and she said that they were, that [my 16 victim clients] were not.’’

Lawyer for #Epstein victim says prosecutors lied to judge @jkbjournalist miamiherald.com/news/politics-…
Two mystery parties, including one identified as "John Doe," have filed legal briefs in an attempt to limit the public release of personal information that could connect them to #Epstein's underage sex trafficking operation @jkbjournalist
The @ManhattanDA’s office had graphic and detailed evidence of pedophile billionaire Jeffrey #Epstein’s depravity when a prosecutor inexplicably argued for leniency during his 2011 sex offender registry hearing nypost.com/2019/04/11/da-…
"In advance of the hearing, the deputy chief of Sex Crimes had been given a confidential state assessment that deemed #Epstein to be highly dangerous and likely to keep preying on young girls, the DA’s office admitted in its own appellate brief."
Senate Democrats ask DOJ to release the findings of its investigation into whether Labor Secretary Alex Acosta "committed professional misconduct" in his handling of the #Epstein criminal case nbcnews.com/politics/congr…
A judge ruled in February that Acosta had broken federal law by failing to consult with Epstein’s victims before agreeing to the extraordinary lenient plea deal
A new victim has gone public against #JeffreyEpstein, filing a sworn affidavit in federal court saying that she was sexually assaulted & her then-15-year-old sister molested.

She reported the assaults to the FBI at the time, but the agency took no action
"The suit alleges that Dershowitz falsely claimed she had fabricated the accusation, and that he was "one of the men to whom #Epstein lent her out for sex."

@AlanDersh sued for defamation connected to Epstein sex abuse claims nbcnews.com/news/us-news/a…
Prosecutors finally want to interview Jeffrey Epstein's victims, as part of a lawsuit seeking to void his plea bargain.

Victim's lawyers say they want to depose Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, who gave Epstein that secret (and illegal) sweetheart deal miamiherald.com/news/state/flo…
"In a new court filing, 2 victims are asking a federal judge to hold a hearing for all the women who were sexually abused by Jeff Epstein."

Epstein sex abuse victims tell court it’s time for Acosta to explain his actions in sweetheart deal @jkbjournalist
"This ruling represents a watershed moment that helps victims of sexual abuse”: federal appeals court orders potentially explosive documents in the Jeffrey #Epstein underage sex trafficking case be unsealed nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-ep…
"We are all better off when allegations as serious as those against Mr. Epstein are held up to the light rather than buried.”

Federal appeals court to unseal up to 200 pages of court documents relating to Jeffrey #Epstein's sexual abuse of underage girls hrld.us/2NuyQmY
Jeffrey #Epstein, a billionaire New York financier long accused of molesting dozens of young girls, has been charged by federal prosecutors in Manhattan with sex trafficking
"In the Florida investigation, the authorities found that #Epstein paid cash to dozens of girls, some of them as young as 14 or 15, to give him nude massages that often ended in masturbation, oral sex or, in at least one case, forcible rape."
12 years after Alex Acosta gave him a sweetheart deal, Jeffrey #Epstein was arrested by FBI-NYPD Crimes Against Children Task Force.for sex trafficking dozens of minors in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005, and will appear in court in NY on Monday thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstei…
#Epstein will be charged with 1 count of sex trafficking of minors and 1 count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors, which could put him away for a maximum of 45 years.

The case is being handled by the Public Corruption Unit of SDNY
“It’s been a long time coming—it’s been too long coming. It is an important step towards getting justice for the many victims of Mr. Epstein’s sex trafficking enterprise": David Boies, attorney for accusers Virginia Roberts Giuffre and Sarah Ransome
"In an era where #MeToo has toppled powerful men, #Epstein’s name was largely absent from the national conversation, until the @MiamiHerald published a three-part series on how his wealth, power and influence shielded him from federal prosecution."
"#Epstein was picked up in New York on Saturday after returning to the US from France. The arrest was the result of a joint investigation by the FBI and the NYPD.

The indictment remains under seal until a hearing in federal court in Manhattan on Monday." abcnews.go.com/US/wealthy-sex…
"The indictment includes new victims and witnesses who spoke to authorities in NY over the past several months."

Over a decade after receiving one of the most lenient sentences for a serial sex offender in US history, Jeffrey Epstein has been arrested
"Around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, about a dozen federal agents broke down the door to Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse to execute search warrants." @jkbjournalist
"#Epstein pleaded guilty to state charges in a deal that allowed him to resolve far more serious federal allegations of molesting young girls.

US Attorney Alex #Acosta, now #Trump labor secretary, shelved a 53-page federal indictment that could have put him in prison for life."
"Epstein’s ­pad is one of his homes where young girls were brought in to perform massages and used as “sex slaves.”

We assume Bannon wasn’t there for a massage."

Aug 2018: Steve Bannon trying to get on disgraced Jeffrey #Epstein's good side (^ @HeerJeet) pagesix.com/2018/08/11/ste…
#pt Possibly related: Trump considering bringing Steve Bannon back for the 2020 campaign return, new book claims

Liaison for #Epstein pardon dangle? theguardian.com/us-news/2019/j…
"#Epstein created a category called "Jeffrey," which included dozens of names ...

#Trump was also listed in this section. Under his name were 14 phone numbers, including emergency numbers, car numbers, and numbers to Trump's security guard and houseman."
"Investigators found abuse dating back to 2001, with victims as young as 13.

A subsequent investigation by @MiamiHerald identified over 60 victims, and witnesses have testified in later civil cases the number may have reached into the hundreds." #Epstein nyti.ms/2FZO2SG
"Investigators found abuse dating back to 2001, with victims as young as 13.

A subsequent investigation by @MiamiHerald identified over 60 #Epstein victims, and witnesses have testified in later civil cases the number may have reached into the hundreds." nyti.ms/2FZO2SG
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