Federal prosecutors are once again making sure that Jeffrey Epstein prevents imprisonment for allegedly sexually abusing dozens of underage girls in southern Florida.
The Department of Justice has taken the side of the convicted pedophile, now 66, in response to a motion submitted by two of his victims to wipe out the sweetheart's advocacy agreement in which he spent 13 months in custody and not in prison.
The women, named as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 in legal documents, said in their first application that the non-prosecution agreement in the case should be declared invalid because they were not consulted or even informed of the details of the deal that Epstein had made with prosecutors.
The victims who submitted the motion were 13 and 14 at the time of the abuse, while the prosecutor was Alex Acosta, who is now President Trump's minister of labor.
That violation of the Crime Victims & Rights Act is not enough to invalidate Epstein & # 39; s deal, argued Byung J. Pak, the US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.
He wrote later in his application that the underprivileged victims, recruited from secondary and secondary schools, do not even owe the Ministry of Justice any excuse.
More than 40 girls were taken to Epstein & # 39; s Palm Beach estate for sexual encounters according to judicial documents, most of whom were less privileged and recruited from secondary and secondary schools in the area.
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Off the hook: the Ministry of Justice addressed its response to two Jeffery Epstein victims, 13 and 14 at the time of their abuse, to try the pedophile again (higher in 2008 during the trial)
& # 39; The applicants are searching for what they call & # 39; confiscation remedies & # 39;, & # 39; apologies & # 39;, & # 39; provision of information & # 39;, & # 39; educational remedies & # 39; and & # 39; various remedies & # 39; – of which all rights are fair and which have not received permission from the CVRA & # 39 ;, Pak writes.
& # 39; But even if the statute allows for equitable relief, the petitioners are not entitled to the specific help they seek. & # 39;
The government attaches great importance to supporting crime victims and communication with victims must reflect that value. The government regrets that the way in which it informed the victims of the Epstein case was inadequate.
– Government response to the proposed legal remedies of the petitioners
He later writes that Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 could potentially cause damage to the victims who received reimbursement from Epstein, although they are the ones who were compensated following the court's decision.
Pak admits that & # 39; the government should have communicated with the victims in a simple and transparent way & # 39; later in the application.
& # 39; Because the government did not communicate more clearly and directly with the victims, the resolution in this case led some to conclude that the government chose inappropriate reasons for not prosecuting Epstein, a conclusion that remains unproven & & # 39 ;, writes Business suit.
& # 39; The government attaches great importance to supporting crime victims and communication with victims must reflect that value. The government regrets that the way in which it informed the victims of the Epstein case was inadequate. & # 39;
This is repeated once again in Pak's final statement, which calculates how prosecutors have failed before they rejected prosecutors' demands.
"The government's commitment in the decade since this action was launched to combat trafficking in human beings and the exploitation of children and to protect the victims of such crimes, underlines that its action on this issue, however well-intentioned, did not meet the commitment of the government to serve victims, the best of his ability, & writes Pak.
& # 39; Although the Court cannot settle the past, the remedies proposed by the government give victims a meaningful opportunity to make their voices heard and to understand, if not accept, the decisions made in this case. & # 39;
& # 39; I was never told that one of my 16 victim clients was part of Epstein's indictment in court. I can tell you that when the judge asked the public prosecutor if the victims had been informed, and she said they were, they were not mine.
– Lawyer for lonely victim, 16, Esptein admitted asking in plea deal
He then added: Petitions that have been requested are contrary to the restoration scheme envisaged by the CVRA, are against the law and can cause unintended damage to the victims whose interests are also protected by the CVRA .
The federal prosecutors urged the judge in the southern Florida district to offer the victims a public hearing instead where they could discuss the agreement and give the women the opportunity to meet a government official who could explain the deal.
Earlier this year, The Miami Herald spoke to the lawyer who represented 16 of the girls in the case, including the girl (16), who would become the only minor who admitted Epstein to ask for a sexual act.
& # 39; I was never told that one of my 16 victim clients was part of Epstein's indictment in court, & # 39; said Robert Josefsberg.
& # 39; I can tell you that when the judge asked the public prosecutor if the victims had been informed, and she said they were, they were not mine. & # 39;
The Washington Post had just reported a few days earlier that the victim Epstein admitted for committing prostitution was not the 14-year-old girl who first reported the millionaire money manager, but rather this 16-year-old victim.
This was kept secret because her age was not stated on legal documents.
Assistant Prosecutor Lanna Belohlavek was asked at the end of the trial whether the victims agreed with the deal that had been concluded, to which she replied: & # 39; Yes. & # 39;
Rejection: Byung J. Pak, US Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, wrote in his application that the underprivileged victims, recruited from secondary and secondary schools, do not even owe the DOJ an apology
The age of that victim meant that Epstein did not have to register as a sex offender in states like New Mexico, where he owns 7200 hectares, called Zorro Ranch, and has allowed him to be classified as a low-offender risk on the US Virgin Islands, which is currently its principal residence.
The Palm Beach police reported the information they had collected to the federal authorities about the victims of Epstein in November 2006, about one year after a first appeal in March 2005 by a woman who claimed that her daughter, 14 $ 300 was paid give Epstein a massage in only her underwear.
Although the Court cannot settle the past, the remedies proposed by the government would offer victims a meaningful opportunity to make their voices heard and, if not, to accept the decisions made on this issue. However, the legal remedies requested by the petitioners are in violation of the restoration scheme envisaged by the CVRA, are in violation of the law and can cause unintended damage to the victims whose interests are also protected by the CVRA.
– Government response to the proposers' legal remedies
Local authorities also submitted a statement of probable cause in May 2006. They claimed that there was sufficient evidence to burden Epstein four times with illegal sex with minors and one count of molestation.
Eventually, these charges were transferred to a grand jury, despite the recommendation from the police, who came back with only one charge against Epstein – a prostitution crime request.
Epstein initially pleaded not guilty of that indictment in August 2006, but changed that plea after he sang his plea agreement a little over a year later.
On June 30, 2008, Epstein pleaded guilty to a charge from a state to invite a minor girl to prostitution, and ultimately only served 13 months of his 18-month sentence.
That time was not served in a prison, but rather in the Palm Beach Stockade, a local detention center.
Epstein was also allowed to leave six days a week to work out his office in West Palm Beach in his time behind bars.
After his release, he had to register as a sex offender.
Shortly after the release of Esptein his butler Alfredo Rodriguez – whose job was to wash sex toys he would find scattered on the floor of the many Epstein houses according to New York – also received an 18-month jail sentence for an obstruction tax when it was discovered that he was trying to sell a diary in which he recorded his boss's activities.
DailyMail.com revealed that Rodriguez had a black book with Epstein & # 39; s contacts – which he & # 39; The Holy Grail & # 39; called. or & # 39; Golden Nugget & # 39 ;. The dozens of entries include contact details for A-list names, including former President Bill Clinton, Mick Jagger, Donald Trump, Earl Spencer, Barbara Walters, Henry Kissinger, and at least three members of the Kennedy clan.
Social: Pak urged the judge in the case to allow victims a public hearing to discuss the agreement and make it officially available to explain the deal to these women (Epstein above in 2005 during a film screening with Sugar Tycoon Pepe Fanjul)
Court papers argue that Rodriguez argued that he should keep the diary as insurance – since he feared Epstein would "make him disappear".
Court documents also show that Rodriguez saw naked girls who he believed were minors in the pool area of the house and knew that his former employer had sexual contacts with underage girls and had viewed pornographic images of underage girls on his home computers.
US Judge, Marra, who is the same man who is being asked to handle this current case, said when he convicted Rodriguez for obstruction: & # 39; If this book was produced on request, Mr. Epstein's sentence may have been significant different. & # 39;
The accusation of the prosecutors claims that Epstein – who was in jail for that one sentence of 15 years – is his & # 39; beloved deal & # 39; could get because of the pressure his legal team exerted on Attorney General Krischer and Acosta.
Epstein & # 39; s team consisted of some of the country's most prominent legal minds, including Alan Dershowitz, Roy Black and Kenneth Starr.
Convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein is now 66 (see photo above)
Dershowitz was later also seized by a number of accusations when he was accused of having sex with a minor girl who had bought Epstein, something he strongly denied and said it was not true at all.
The defense team, the US prosecutor and the Attorney General provided & # 39; according to this new court case, in which the Epstein team worked to obtain immunity from federal charges by compensating the victims.
Epstein then signed a non-prosecution agreement in September 2007, meaning that he is only confronted with charges for his crimes.
The victims never reported this non-prosecution agreement in the course of the next nine months according to the submission, although many did begin to get a refund after being identified by the government as victims.
One of the victim's lawyers, Edwards, also claims that he was led to believe that federal charges would still be filed from June 2008, just days before Epstein pleaded guilty to the indictment of one state.
The indictment of the court also claims that the government worked with Epstein at the same time to prevent his victims from ever learning the details of his non-prosecution agreement and how the situation should be treated and defended if it ever became public.
Epstein now splits his time between his mansion in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, his mansion in Palm Beach and a house in the US Virgin Islands in Little Saint James.
He was never married.
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