Bloomberg Law
Feb. 21, 2019, 8:51 PMUpdated: Feb. 21, 2019, 9:16 PM

Labor Secretary Broke Law in Epstein Teen Sex Case, Judge Says (3)

Chris Opfer
Chris Opfer

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta and other prosecutors violated the law in hatching a plea deal with Miami hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein on teen sex trafficking charges, a federal judge ruled today.

Acosta and other South Florida prosecutors in 2008 improperly “concealed” the agreement from Epstein’s alleged victims, District Judge Kenneth Marra ruled. That kept the some 30 alleged victims from having the opportunity to oppose the agreement before it was signed, Marra said.

The ruling is likely to ramp up public criticism of Acosta, who was the lead federal prosecutor for South Florida when he and state prosecutors ...

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