… from Politico, New York
[ Editor’s Note: This story came as one hell of a surprise, and an inspirational one as it shows that the judiciary is not entirely under the control of the Deep State mob. But a dark shadow still hangs over the Justice Department and it is getting darker.
The judge noted the the government has dragged out defending its conduct for ten years now, something I don’t remember in anything that I read on the story.
What stinks here is the inference of what is called in the trade, the “deferred bribe”, as in we can’t give you any cash obviously, but if you are patient we will find a nice high government position to get you into down the road”.
Is it a coincidence that the former prosecutor on the slap on the wrist Epstein case ended up as Secretary o Labor? Suspicious minds would love to know.
The other juicy item I learned from the story below, already having heard that Epstein served his time in a light security institution, is that he had even been allowed out during the day to go to work, returning back to jail I suspect after he had had a nice dinner in a restaurant.
This story reeks of someone who had tons of blackmail on a number of folks who were exerting all the pressure they could to get Epstein off with as light a deal as possible.
The Justice Department’s conduct here has been a disgrace and I hope a special prosecutor is appointed to roto-rooter the rest of the story out of the political sewer on the others who were involved who have gotten away so far… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … February 23, 2019 –
A judge ruled on Thursday that federal prosecutors broke the law by failing to keep victims adequately informed about a plea deal that Jeffrey Epstein, a prominent financier, cut to avoid federal prosecution for sexual encounters with numerous underage girls.
Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta was the U.S. attorney for Southern Florida at the time the agreement was negotiated more than a decade ago.
The Justice Department’s internal watchdog for attorney misconduct announced earlier this month that it had opened an investigation into the government’s conduct in the case.
“Petitioners and the other victims should have been notified of the Government’s intention to take that course of action before it bound itself under the NPA,” or nonprosecution agreement, Marra wrote.
Marra criticized federal prosecutors for not only hiding the agreement from the victims but also misleading them about the state of the case.