Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein Was Accused Of Sex Crimes Involving Minors
Billionaire, Jeffrey Epstein was accused of sex crimes involving minors on Saturday.
After being indicted on new charges, this Florida-based billionaire was expected to appear in federal court on Monday in New York.
This is not the first time that the billionaire faces these kinds of charges. He previously had evaded similar charges after he secured a non-prosecution deal with federal prosecutors in Miami.
Will the charges this time brought by US prosecutors in Manhattan lead to the same result? Many hope not.
According to law enforcement sources, the charges were related to sex trafficking crimes which were committed between 2002 and 2005.
It was agreed that crimes occurred both in New York and Florida at the time.
Epstein was accused of sex crimes
The case was assigned to a team of federal prosecutors from the Southern District of New York.
Prior to these charges, it was reported that Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta managed to give Epstein the ”deal of a lifetime”.
In order to avoid major repercussions, Acosta had managed to make a deal with Epstein even though the federal investigation had found no less than 36 underage victims.
It was found that Acosta had succeeded in brokering a deal with one of Epstein’s attorneys.
The billionaire pleaded to two state prostitution charges in 2008 leading him to spend only thirteen months behind the bars. He also had to register as a sex offender and pay restitution.
This agreement between both parties allowed to shut down an ongoing FBI probe. Acosta always denied any wrongdoing in his involvement in the case.
It seems that now a new set of charges are brought to light in a different state potentially leading to a different result, a more justice one hopefully this time.
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