Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, said the White House will look into the ruling of labor secretary Alexander Acosta giving Jeffrey Epstein a favorable plea bargain deal and closing the case without the victim’s knowledge.
Sarah Sanders said, “My understanding is that’s a very complicated case, something we’re certainly looking into, but that they made the best possible decision and deal they could’ve gotten at that time.”
A federal judge in Miami, Kenneth Mara, ruled that Acosta and his team broke the law for not telling the victim’s the situation of the closed case in 2008.
Epstein was involved in sex-trafficking and had abused dozens of women, many underage on a private territory.
Epstein was convicted two counts of prostitution in 2008 and served 13 months in county jail but many thought his conviction was too light.
Mara said the deal violated the Crime Victim’s Rights Act, “Particularly problematic was the Government’s decision to conceal the existence of the agreement and mislead the victims to believe that federal prosecution was still a possibility.”
The Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility announced it launched a probe deciding if U.S. attorney Acosta’s actions amounted to professional misconduct.
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