Jeffrey Epstein spent $350K to 'influence' potential witnesses

14 Juillet, 2019, 10:53 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Jeffrey Epstein spent $350K to 'influence' potential witnesses

Federal prosecutors accused alleged child sex-trafficker Jeffrey Epstein of witness tampering in a court filing Friday, contending that the wealthy financier wired $350,000 to two associates who could testify against him.

"If you go into any courthouse across this entire country, you'll see a significant number of sex crimes being pled down to very little time at all", Cooper said.

Trump said Friday that deputy Pat Pizzella will took over as acting labour secretary, one of a host of positions now vacant or with officials serving in an acting capacity. 'I wasn't a big fan of Jeffrey Epstein, that I can tell you'. "I just want to let you know this is him, not me".

Florida State Sen. Lauren Book, a Democrat, said in a statement that Acosta's resignation was "a victory for crime victims everywhere".

Acosta is a former federal prosecutor in South Florida.

In step with prosecutors, Epstein wired the money tiresome closing year, days after the Miami Herald printed the predominant in a series of articles scrutinizing a plea agreement Epstein reached with federal prosecutors in 2008 that secretly wretchedness down a sex abuse investigation intelligent a minimum of 40 teenage ladies that might perchance even believe landed him leisurely bars for lifestyles. He has pleaded no longer guilty to costs alleging he recruited and abused dozens of underage ladies at his mansions in NY and Palm Coastline, Fla., in the early 2000s.

He has always been surrounded by the wealthy and extremely efficient, including President Trump, former President Bill Clinton and the UK's Prince Andrew.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said he should never have been appointed by Trump and confirmed by the Senate.

According to the Herald, at least 14 women have come forward following Epstein's recent arrest to claim he sexually abused them.

President Trump announced the shakeup Friday morning in remarks to reporters.

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On Monday, federal prosecutors in NY unsealed a new indictment against Epstein, charging him with sex trafficking crimes that could keep him locked up for the rest of his life. The deal came under scrutiny earlier this year after reporting by The Miami Herald.

They said he paid $250,000 in December to another person identified in the agreement as a possible co-conspirator and employee.

US prosecutors in NY on Monday accused Epstein, 66, of sex trafficking, luring dozens of girls, some as young as 14, to his luxury homes and coercing them into sex acts.

In the earlier case in opposition to him, Epstein became accused of abusing dozens of juvenile ladies between 1999 and 2007.

Acosta was the US attorney in Miami when he oversaw a 2008 non-prosecution agreement that allowed Epstein to avoid federal trial but plead guilty to state charges and serve 13 months in jail.

A federal judge has said Acosta violated federal law by keeping Epstein's victims in the dark about the plea arrangement, and the Justice Department has been investigating.

"As I look forward, I do not think it is right and fair for this administration's Labor Department to have Mr Epstein as a focus rather than the incredible economy we have today", Mr Acosta said.

Licata's plea resonates well beyond the Epstein case.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta speaks about his involvement in a non-prosecution agreement with financier Jeffrey Epstein, who has now been charged with sex trafficking in underage girls, during a news conference at the Labor Department in Washington, U.S., July 10, 2019. Before joining the Trump administration, he was dean of the Florida International University law school.

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