Bloomberg Law
May 13, 2019, 12:18 PM

Epstein Accusers, Justice Department Split on Next Steps

Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer

The Justice Department and lawyers for women accusing Jeffrey Epstein of running a sex trafficking ring haven’t been able to agree what happens next after a federal judge said Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta as a prosecutor broke the law in negotiating a controversial plea deal for the Miami hedge fund manager.

Judge Kenneth Marra in February ruled that Acosta and other prosecutors violated the law by failing to inform Epstein’s accusers of the nonprosecution agreement before it was approved by a court. Marra also instructed DOJ lawyers and attorneys for the accusers to come up with an appropriate remedy under ...

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