Bloomberg Law
Feb. 26, 2019, 8:25 PM

AFL-CIO Won’t Urge Labor Secretary Dismissal Over Teen Sex Case

Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer
Tyrone Richardson
Tyrone Richardson

The AFL-CIO, the world’s largest labor organization, won’t call for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign in the face of swirling criticism over his role in a controversial teen sex trafficking plea deal, sources tell Bloomberg Law.

Labor leaders in an AFL-CIO executive council meeting Feb. 26 said they’ll let a court battle, Justice Department investigation, and possible congressional probe play out before calling for Acosta to leave. Some council members raised questions about complications that may have made it harder for Acosta, then a federal prosecutor, to go after Miami hedge fund magnate Jeffrey Epstein. Others said they were ...

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