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Posted: 6/23/2017 3:23:04 AM EDT

WEST PALM BEACH. Federal prosecutors went on the offensive this month, denying allegations that they bowed to pressure from billionaire Palm Beach resident Jeffrey Epstein and his high-priced lawyers at the expense of dozens of teenage girls he sexually abused.

In their first public comment since 2007 — when they negotiated a deal that allowed Epstein to escape federal charges — prosecutors filed hundreds of pages of documents in U.S. District Court, explaining what led to the now infamous non-prosecution agreement that has been decried as “a sweetheart deal.”

Contrary to claims by attorneys representing two of Epstein’s victims in a lawsuit against the federal government, Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie Villafana said she and her superiors were trying to help the traumatized young women when they agreed to let Epstein plead guilty to state prostitution charges.

In exchange for pleading guilty to charges of solicitation of prostitution and soliciting minors to engage in prostitution in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, Epstein was not charged with any federal counts. As part of the agreement, Epstein had to register as a sex offender and agree to settle civil lawsuits that his roughly 30 victims filed against him.

Getting Epstein to agree to pay restitution to his victims and register as a sex offender were key, Villafana wrote. Prosecutors wanted to assure his victims that they would be compensated and that “other minors throughout the country” would be protected, she wrote.

But shortly after Epstein signed the agreement on Sept. 24, 2007, he began fighting it, she said. He and his legal team, including former U.S. Solicitor General Kenneth Starr, whose investigation led to President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, contacted high-level justice department officials. They challenged the terms of the non-prosecution agreement.
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 3:28:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/23/2017 3:28:24 AM EDT by bob1946]
Being connected to the Clintons pays off until you become a liability and it is looking like Epstein is turning into a liability. Hillary can't be happy that this is getting attention.
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 3:29:18 AM EDT
I have nothing to say.
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 3:36:25 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By bob1946:
Being connected to the Clintons pays off until you become a liability and it is looking like Epstein is turning into a liability. Hillary can't be happy that this is getting attention.
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It's not getting enough attention to get him whacked, and I imagine he's a bit less expendable than someone like Vince Foster or Seth Rich.
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 3:44:39 AM EDT
So no intent. Dick just slipped into the wrong ****. Didn’t mean to.  Bill Clinton had a convo with AG Lynch and they determined….

Fuck.  The entire justice system and government in general is so fucking corrupt.  We are lucky we’ve lasted this long without people taking matters into their own hands.  What a bunch of bs.
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 3:56:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/23/2017 3:59:15 AM EDT by Arst0ck]
Had he not taken the plea deal they would have just nolle prossed the case.
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 4:06:21 AM EDT
Democrat double standard.
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 9:25:12 AM EDT
Can't wait to see what Brad Edwards (victims' attorney) says about their reasoning.  Here is what he said about the sweetheart deal back around May 2016:

"Florida attorney Brad Edwards, who represented some of Epstein’s alleged victims, is suing the federal government over the secret non-prosecution agreement in hopes of having it overturned. Edwards claimed in court records that the government and Epstein concealed the deal from the victims “to prevent them from voicing any objection, and to avoid the firestorm of controversy that would have arisen if it had become known that the Government was immunizing a politically-connected billionaire and all of his co-conspirators from prosecution of hundreds of federal sex crimes against minor girls.


So, who exactly does Edwards believe the co-conspirators to be?
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 9:27:12 AM EDT
The dems need to bury this since it make the clinton and by extension them look like pervs.  which  they are.
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 11:44:05 AM EDT
maybe he will end up like seth rich??
Link Posted: 6/23/2017 5:25:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/23/2017 5:27:06 PM EDT by wingsnthings]
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Originally Posted By pjomalley:
maybe he will end up like seth rich??
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Kinda what I was thinking. Victim's father with special skill set. 

Link Posted: 6/23/2017 5:50:11 PM EDT
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