Prosecutors led by Alexander R. Acosta, who is now the secretary of labor, violated federal law when they failed to tell victims about an agreement not to prosecute Jeffrey E. Epstein, a wealthy New York financier accused of molesting dozens of underage girls, a federal judge ruled on Thursday.
The agreement not to pursue federal sex trafficking charges, negotiated in secret while prosecutors told victims that a case against Mr. Epstein was still possible, violated the federal Crime Victims’ Rights Act, ruled Judge Kenneth A. Marra of Federal District Court in West Palm Beach, Fla. He gave the government and the two victims who sued 15 days to discuss what remedy should apply in the case.
Federal prosecutors had initially drafted a 53-page indictment against Mr. Epstein, but under the deal negotiated in 2008, he pleaded guilty to lesser state charges of soliciting a minor for prostitution and served 13 months at the Palm Beach County Stockade. While there, Mr. Epstein was allowed to leave custody and work out of his office six days a week.
The prosecution team led by Acosta has long insisted that the case against Epstein was incredibly weak and they felt getting any jail time at all was a significant victory. That may be but the court filings paint a picture of someone who seems to have been protected by powerful interests that the prosecutors were not crazy about challenging. The following screencaps are via @TechnoFog.
Acosta was reporting directly to Department of Justice on this case
One has to wonder why the Number Two at DOJ cared about this case. One also has to wonder why Epstein was allowed to be out of confinement for up to 12 hours per day, six days a week, to work at his office and to make business trips to New York City and to the US Virgin Islands on his private jet.
We also have to wonder why Robert Muellers highly vaunted and incredibly ethical FBI was involved in guaranteeing a Get-Out-Jail-Free card to Epstein.
Wait. Was pedophile Jeffrey Epstein an informant for Mueller's FBI?
From the 5/24/18 FBI Vault release: "Epstein has also provided information to the FBI as agreed upon."
Is that why he escaped serious charges for molesting over twenty girls? pic.twitter.com/K4suAumD85
— Techno Fog (@Techno_Fog) May 24, 2018
It is pretty obvious that the decision to ignore the law was made deliberately and as a part of the negotiation process:
Then there is this fascinating bit:
I think the organizing fact in this whole tale is that it took place mostly in 2007. What else was happening then? Who did everyone think was going to be the Democrat nominee for president of the United States and, very likely the next president? Let’s go to my post Why Did Bill Clinton Ditch His Security Detail To Fly On Pedophile’s Plane?
Former President Bill Clinton was a much more frequent flyer on a registered sex offender’s infamous jet than previously reported, with flight logs showing the former president taking at least 26 trips aboard the “Lolita Express” — even apparently ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights, according to records obtained by FoxNews.com.
Clinton’s presence aboard Jeffrey Epstein’s Boeing 727 on 11 occasions has been reported, but flight logs show the number is more than double that, and trips between 2001 and 2003 included extended junkets around the world with Epstein and fellow passengers identified on manifests by their initials or first names, including “Tatiana.” The tricked-out jet earned its Nabakov-inspired nickname because it was reportedly outfitted with a bed where passengers had group sex with young girls.
Official flight logs filed with the Federal Aviation Administration show Clinton traveled on some of the trips with as many as 10 U.S. Secret Service agents. However, on a five-leg Asia trip between May 22 and May 25, 2002, not a single Secret Service agent is listed. The U.S. Secret Service has declined to answer multiple Freedom of Information Act requests filed by FoxNews.com seeking information on these trips. Clinton would have been required to file a form to dismiss the agent detail, a former Secret Service agent told FoxNews.com.
This may not be related at all but it helps explain the inexplicable. It is really clear that this case was not handled the way the federal and state law enforcement ordinarily approach a case wherein at least 40 underage girls were alleged to have been sexually abused. It is not common for a felon to serve one day a week in jail and have access to his personal plane. And one also wonders what could have been so sensitive that the Democrat Palm Beach County State Attorney would be working hand-in-glove with the Bush DOJ and he’d be reticent to mention what that sensitivity was in communications beyond confirming it was too sensitive to put in writing?
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