. Is it possible that revelations about the dark dealings of the rich and powerful on our planet are awaiting our collective readiness to hear about them? The story of registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s escape from justice for his crimes are well documented. In 2007, he was accused of assembling a large, cult-like network of underage girls — with the help of young female recruiters — to coerce into having sexual acts behind the walls of his opulent waterfront mansion in Florida as often as three times a day, according to Palm Beach police. But instead of bringing to bear the full extent of the law, federal prosecutor Alexander Acosta (who is currently serving as Federal Secretary of Labor) decided to meet clandestinely with Epstein’s defense attorney Jay Lefkowitz to work out a deal that some consider the most lenient plea deal of any sex offender in U.S. history. Here is how it is described in the Miami Herald’s 3-part exposé ‘Perversion of Justice‘: Facing a 53-page federal indictment, Epstein could have ended up in federal prison for the rest of his life. But on the morning of the breakfast meeting, a deal was struck — an extraordinary plea agreement that would conceal the full extent of Epstein’s crimes and the number of people involved. Not only would Epstein serve just 13 months in the county jail, but the deal — called a non-prosecution agreement — essentially shut down an ongoing FBI probe into whether there were more victims and other powerful people who took part in Epstein’s sex crimes, according to a Miami Herald examination of thousands of emails, court documents and FBI records.
The pact required Epstein to plead guilty to two prostitution charges in state court. Epstein and four of his accomplices named in the agreement received immunity from all federal criminal charges. But even more unusual, the deal included wording that granted immunity to “any potential co-conspirators’’ who were also involved in Epstein’s crimes.
These accomplices or participants were not identified in the agreement, leaving it open to interpretation whether it possibly referred to other influential people who were having sex with underage girls at Epstein’s various homes or on his plane. As part of the arrangement, Acosta agreed, despite a federal law to the contrary, that the deal would be kept from the victims. As a result, the non-prosecution agreement was sealed until after it was approved by the judge, thereby averting any chance that the girls — or anyone else — might show up in court and try to derail it. It is the very exposé from the Miami Herald that has brought the attention of law enforcement back not only to Epstein’s crimes, but the plea deal that was struck. ‘Perversion of Justice‘ was the result of identifying over 60 of his victims, and having those willing to come forward speak about their experience, some of them for the first time, in the video below. This story has been considered by many as one of the most egregious failures of the American justice system itself. But there are new developments that, while long overdue, may change the final outcome. On Thursday, February 21st, federal judge Kenneth A. Marra declared that Federal prosecutors, under former Miami U.S. Attorney Alex Acosta, broke the law when they concealed a plea agreement from more than 30 underage victims who had been sexually abused by Epstein. In his 33-page statement Marra said prosecutors not only violated the Crime Victims’ Rights Act by not informing the victims, but they also misled the girls into believing that the FBI’s sex trafficking case against Epstein was still ongoing — when in fact, prosecutors had secretly closed it after sealing the plea bargain from the public record. According to this Miami Herald article, While the decision marks a victory for crime victims, the federal judge, Kenneth A. Marra, stopped short of overturning Epstein’s plea deal, or issuing an order resolving the case. He instead gave federal prosecutors 15 days to confer with Epstein’s victims and their attorneys to come up with a settlement.
The victims did not seek money or damages as part of the suit. It’s not clear whether the victims, now in their late 20s and early 30s, can, as part of the settlement, demand that the government prosecute Epstein. But others are calling on the Justice Department to take a new look at the case in the wake of the judge’s ruling. “As a legal matter, the non-prosecution agreement entered into by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Florida does not bind other U.S. Attorneys in other districts.
They are free, if they conclude it is appropriate to do so, to bring criminal actions against Mr. Epstein and his co-conspirators,’’ said lawyer David Boies, representing two of Epstein’s victims who claim they were trafficked by Epstein in New York and other areas of the country. Earlier this month, the Department of Justice opened an investigation into Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta’s role in negotiating the controversial plea deal.
The probe is in response to a request by Sen. Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who was critical of the case following his reading of the Miami Herald exposé and other related articles. In confirmation hearings, then Attorney General-elect William Barr assured Senator Sasse that his department would be committed to combating sex trafficking and pedophilia, and he would indeed examine this particular case and find answers to questions that have been ignored for the past 11 years.
The Jeffrey Epstein case has been the most prominent of many examples that proves how America has a two-tiered Justice system, and that people that are wealthy and well-connected will be shielded from prosecution or given lighter sentences. Q weighed in on this on Thursday by dropping the following regarding Epstein (Post 2848): “Equal justice under the law or RIGGED SYS? Being a Clinton donor really pays off!” While the implication is that our justice system is indeed rigged and controlled by the Deep State, we may just be arriving at the stage of our ‘Great Awakening’ when we are actually ready to ‘handle the truth.’ We are certainly not as naive about what is going on behind the scenes as we once were, even in the recent past. And there seems to be a new energy around that is now supporting the search for truth. More and more signs are appearing that the courageous work on the part of the awakening community, both internal and external, is beginning to come to fruition.
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