AP: DOJ concludes Jeffrey Epstein’s ’08 sweetheart deal

Former U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 2:18 PM PT – Thursday, November 12, 2020

Alex Acosta, President Trump’s ex labor secretary, will reportedly not face charges related to the government’s 2008 sweetheart deal given to Jeffrey Epstein.

On Thursday, the DOJ allegedly concluded its probe and decided Acosta, who oversaw the conviction, merely exercised poor judgment but did not break the law.

Senator Ben Sasse relayed the news and called the decision “a disgusting failure,” adding “justice has not been served.” The DOJ has not commented on the decision.

US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman announces charges against Jeffery Epstein on July 8, 2019 in New York City. Epstein will be charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)

At the time, authorities had ample evidence of Epstein’s widespread child trafficking but only charged him with abuse of a single underage victim. He was given 13 months in prison with a work-release program which allowed him to leave prison most days.

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