It’s been 10 years since Palm Beach billionaire pervert Jeffrey Epstein was given a sweetheart deal that protected him from serious jail time for sexually abusing dozens of girls in suburban West Palm Beach, many of them underage.
And now those girls are suing the federal officials who gave him that deal, claiming that the government violated the federal Crime Victims Rights Act.
(By the way, the then-chief prosecutor for South Florida who signed off on the deal was Alex Acosta, whom alleged president Donald Trump, Epstein’s good friend, made into our current Secretary of Labor. Conspiracy theory anyone?)
To defend themselves, current federal prosecutors have just filed hundreds of pages of documents in U.S. District Court explaining why they gave Epstein a deal that allowed him to plead guilty to state prostitution charges that had him serve jail time at night and on weekends only instead of hard federal time.
And the feds now claim they weren’t pressured by the billionaire financier or his dream legal team, including former U.S. Solicitor General Kenneth Starr, President Bill Clinton‘s head impeacher, and TV pundit Alan Dershowitz.
Current Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie Villafana said the deal, in which Epstein served only 13 months of an 18-month sentence and was allowed to leave each day to go to work, was made to protect his victims.