Epstein was treated no differently than any other average pedophile. Yea sure maybe it was the right thing to do morally, but ‘there was no “clear and unambiguous duty” to consult with victims before entering into the non-prosecution agreement.’
Besides no one would volunteer to tell the victims and the S*&t would have hit the fan; so in the best interest of all those involved, including all the individuals who shall remain nameless who phoned to inquire about the status of the investigation, it was agreed upon to keep the deal Sub-rosa.
By MICHAEL BALSAMO and ERIC TUCKER
Associated Press |Nov 12, 2020 at 3:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department report has found former Labor Secretary Alex Acosta exercised “poor judgment” in handling an investigation into wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein when he was a top federal prosecutor in Florida.
The report, obtained by The Associated Press, is a culmination of an investigation by the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility over Acosta’s handling of a secret plea deal with Epstein, who had been accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls.
The report also concludes that none of the prosecutors committed misconduct in their interactions with the victims. The conclusions are likely to disappoint the victims, who have long hoped this would hold the Justice Department officials accountable for actions they say allowed Epstein to escape justice.
Under the 2008 non-prosecution agreement – also known as an NPA – Epstein pleaded guilty to state charges in Florida of soliciting and procuring a minor for prostitution. That allowed him to avert a possible life sentence, instead serving 13 months in a work-release program. He was required to make payments to victims and register as a sex offender.
The investigation centered on two aspects of the Epstein case — whether prosecutors erred or committed misconduct by resolving the allegations through a non-prosecution agreement, and also whether they mishandled interactions with victims in the case.
The report concludes that they did not commit misconduct in their interactions with the victims because there was no “clear and unambiguous duty” to consult with victims before entering into the non-prosecution agreement.
Epstein was later charged by federal prosecutors in Manhattan for nearly identical allegations in 2019, but he took his own life while in federal custody as he awaited trial.